Back in late April when the GOP race was still being contested, Kellyanne Conway appeared on Bill Maher’s show and called herself a Ted Cruz supporter. As Donald Trump hands Conway the keys to his campaign this week, it might be a measure of how low he feels he’s gone that he’s now hiring a former Cruz booster. Then again, Roger Ailes — also a new Trump hire — wasn’t exactly gushing over Trump last spring either.
Yet despite identifying as a Cruz supporter, Conway was articulate and composed (something Trump hasn’t even strived for) in explaining some of Trump’s comments, saying he was “putting [Hilllary Clinton] on notice” about playing the “woman card.” Conway went on to explain what she saw as Hillary Clinton’s weaknesses — what candidate Trump hopes to exploit — pointing out that Clinton was having a hard time getting “these young women in the Democratic primaries.” When fellow guest and noted liberal Rob Reiner calls Trump “moronic,” Conway softly says — and it’s an earnest moment — “that’s not fair.” For Donald Trump, who complains consistently that he’s being treated unfairly, Conway is an easy, sympathetic hire.
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— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 17, 2016