Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway resigns after daughter's controversial tweet

President Donald Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway has announced that she is resigning from her post

In a statement, Mrs Conway, 53, said she was stepping down at the end of August to focus on her children, giving them "less drama, more mama".

She added that her decision was "completely my choice", and that she would announce future plans "in time".

The announcement came hours after one of Mrs Conway's 15-year-old daughters, Claudia, tweeted that her mother's job had ruined her life.

"My mother’s job ruined my life to begin with. heartbreaking that she continues to go down that path after years of watching her children suffer. selfish. it’s all about money and fame, ladies and gentlemen," she tweeted.
A Republican strategist and veteran pollster, she was the first woman to manage a successful US presidential campaign, spearheading Trump's effort in 2016.

As senior counsellor at the White House, Mrs Conway acted as political adviser to President Trump and maintained a highly influential position in the administration.

Her husband, George Conway, an outspoken critic of the president, will also be stepping back from political activism.

George is a co-founder of The Lincoln Project - a Republican political action committee working to prevent the re-election of President Trump in 2020.

She has often found herself caught between her husband and the president.

George Conway has publicly disparaged the president, describing him as "incompetent". The president, in response, has called him a "stone cold LOSER" and said that he had turned down Mr Conway for a job in the justice department.

"The past four years have allowed me blessings beyond compare," she said in a statement.

"[George and I] disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids," she added.

"Our four children are teens and tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months," continued Mrs Conway. "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."

Claudia Conway's tweet about her mother went viral over the weekend and attracted mixed reactions.
She later tweeted that she was taking a "mental health break" from social media, saying "this is becoming way too much".

She also clarified her earlier tweet, saying she is not getting emancipated because of her mom’s job, but for years of childhood trauma and abuse.


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