One of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and most loyal advisers is leaving the White House at the end of August.
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager near the end of the 2016 campaign, says that she plans to focus on her family: “For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”
Her husband, George Conway, also confirmed that he is taking a leave of absence from The Lincoln Project, a Republican anti-Trump organization. Both Conways say they are planning to take a break from Twitter.
In her statement, Kellyanne Conway said she and her husband “disagree about plenty, but we are united on what matters most: the kids.” She stated that the couple’s four children are, like many, embarking on a fully digital new school year.
“As millions of parents nationwide know, kids doing school from home requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”
The Conways’ 15-year-old daughter, Claudia Conway, has been gaining social media attention as she regularly tweets about her parents and their political affiliations.
Just days before their announcements, Claudia Conway tweeted that she was seeking legal emancipation from her parents.
Twitter users have shared their support for the teen. One user wrote, “Claudia Conway is more effective than every single sitting senator.”
In her statement, Kellyanne Conway wrote that “the incredible men, women and children we’ve met along the way have reaffirmed my later-in-life experience that public service can be meaningful and consequential.”
“For all of its political differences and cultural cleavages,” she maintained, “this is a beautiful country filled with amazing people. The promise of America belongs to us all.”
The soon-to-be-former counselor to the president is scheduled to speak this week at the Republican National Convention. It has not been confirmed if she will still do so.
In an Instagram Live message that is circulating online, Claudia Conway is calling her parents resignation from their roles a “show.” The teenager claims that her mother and father were physically and verbally abusive toward her “my whole life.”
She said that she still plans to continue to seek emancipation.
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