Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE's new campaign manager says Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE will wish she had finished off the Republican presidential nominee sooner.

“I think we’ll look back at these last two weeks and people will say, ‘Those were [a] terrible two weeks of the Trump campaign,' " campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”


“That’s true. We had a rough two weeks. But I think we’ll look back and say, ‘Why in the world didn’t Hillary Clinton’s campaign totally put us away in those two weeks?’ ”

Conway also said Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been avoiding the public eye.

“They put her into hiding,” she said of Clinton’s campaign. "Scarcity benefits Hillary Clinton. If you don’t see her you forget she’s running, too, and you think this entire election is a referendum on Donald Trump.

“I think they made a grievous error by not having her go over to the Middle East to meet with the troops or give major policy speeches on ObamaCare or immigration or the economy.”

Conway said Trump would focus his attention on hammering Clinton ahead of November.

“I feel people expect Donald Trump to be the one who takes on the chin all these criticisms, and he’s never able to respond in kind,” she said. "He rarely draws first blood.

“This is a tennis match, OK? It’s just — you keep lobbing, lobbing, lobbing, doing aces [Clinton’s] way, you don’t pick a fight with the ref, you don’t boo the crowd. Just lob, lob, lob at her. It’s so obvious who your opponent is.”

Trump last week overhauled his campaign team after falling in the polls.

Trump hired Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon to be his campaign’s chief executive and made Conway, a veteran GOP pollster, his new campaign manager.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, resigned last Friday amid scrutiny of his financial dealings with a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

Clinton leads Trump by about 6 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.