Kellyanne Conway quotes
Quotes by and about Kellyanne Conway
(Continued from her main entry on the site.)
Conway: "Opportunity does not always knock twice."
Conway: "You have to make some of your own opportunities, and you have to go in and grab those."
New Yorker Magazine: "The day before [I spoke with her], BuzzFeed had posted an article suggesting that Conway was nothing more than window dressing for the campaign. 'Well, I know better,' she told me. 'I thought it was really sexist, and I'm not one to run around screaming about sexism.'"
Newt Gingrich: "She is direct but pleasant."
New Yorker Magazine: "Newt Gingrich, who is one of Trump's most prominent supporters, told me that he had recently observed Conway and Trump on Trump's plane. 'They have very good chemistry,' he said, adding that previous advisers had made the mistake of trying 'to reshape him.' Gingrich said, 'That's not going to happen, because he's a seventy-year-old adult billionaire who has been on a top-rated TV show, had the No. 1 book in the country, beat sixteen people, got the record number of votes as the nominee.'"
Time Magazine: "'She is very effective, not just at communicating a message, but understanding what message works for what person,' says a senior Republican Party official. Just as important as devising a pitch for specific demographic groups is crafting one that will resonate with Trump. And Conway, the official says, is proving to be adept at managing someone 'who doesn't want to feel managed.'"
Gary Bauer: "She knows how to get ideas to [Trump] without making him feel defensive or pushing her away. ... Kellyanne is smart enough to know if you want to influence his thinking, it's by using your wisdom and wit to convince him, rather than confront him."
New York Magazine: "The simplest explanation for [Conway's close relationship with Trump] is [her] eerie similarity to the president: her opportunism, jumping from Ted Cruz to Trump mid-campaign; her mercenary sense of loyalty, somehow both total and totally for hire; her ease at projecting, in even the most staged encounters, a blue-collar authenticity; her fighter's instinct, which dictates that she never give an inch or even try to persuade; and, above all, her very loose relationship to the truth and her very evident love of the game. ... Other presidents would have been ashamed to have their representatives spin such bullshit, to have them so dismissively refuse to engage with interlocutors about contrary facts or commonsensical presumptions. But Trump doesn't appear to feel shame, not in his communications strategy nor in any other part of his life. And Conway has become his most convincing doppelgänger by not feeling shame either."