Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway does not have an easy job. In a sit-down interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Conway shared what it’s like to supervise one of the strangest presidential runs in U.S. history.
The segment shows Conway brushing her daughter’s hair and getting ready to walk out the door while her own mother — who moved in to help with her four young grandchildren during the campaign — flips pancakes over the stove. Bash notes that the staircase in her home very closely resembles the one depicted in the SNL skit that made fun of her “day off.”
Though she skillfully evades noting any failure in her candidate during televised interviews, Conway says she doesn’t “sugarcoat at all” when it comes to critiquing Trump to his face. After his speech at Gettysburg last week, for example, Conway says she told him, “You and I are in a fight for the next 17 days … Because I know you’re going to win. And that comment you just made sounds like you think you’re going to lose. And we’re going to argue about it until you win.”
Though it seemed for a period after Conway was hired that she had effectively “tamed” Trump, the Republican nominee for president quickly resumed his 3am Twitter rants and off-the-cuff rally speeches. “Literally, people will seriously say, ‘Can’t you delete his Twitter app?'” Conway said.
“That was one of my questions!” Bash replied, laughing.
Asked whether she believes Trump’s allegations that all of his accusers are making up their stories to get 15 minutes of fame, Conway sighed. “I believe — Donald Trump has told me and his family, and the rest of America now, that none of this is true,” she said. “These are lies and fabrications. They’re all made up. And I think that it’s not for me to judge what those women believe. I’ve not talked to them, I’ve talked to him.”