Donald Trump picks Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to president
By: Erin Johnson, Xiro Xone News December 22, 2016 Updated: 4:31 PM
President-elect Donald Trump has named Kellyanne Conway counselor to the president in his new administration, his transition team announced Thursday morning.
Conway, who has also been serving as a senior adviser to the Trump transition team.
Trump said in a statement, “Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory. She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message. I am pleased that she will be part of my senior team in the West Wing.”
Conway will work with senior administration officials to communicate and execute Trump's legislative priorities, the statement said.
“I want to thank the President-elect for this amazing opportunity. A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation. I am humbled and honored to play a role in helping transform the movement he has led into a real agenda of action and results,’ said Conway in a statement
In addition to Conway’s appointment Trump also named campaign aides Hope Hicks as White House director of strategic communications, Jason Miller as communications director, and Dan Scavino as director of social media.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition," Trump said. "I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again."