Conway: A lot of people jockey to get close to Trump

Conway: A lot of people jockey to get close to Trump
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President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayObama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Journalists, political heavyweights pay respects to Cokie Roberts: 'A pioneer for so many' Iran's supreme leader rules out talks with US at all levels MORE said during an interview Saturday evening on Fox News that many people have jockeyed to get close to the U.S. leader.

Conway was asked about video showing French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronWhistleblower Edward Snowden calls on Macron to grant him asylum in France Trump to meet with India's Modi in Texas, Australia's Morrison in Ohio Amazon tribal chief nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for effort to protect rainforest MORE weaving his way past other world leaders to stand next to Trump for a photo at the G-20 summit this week.

"I've seen this many times, Jesse," Conway told host Jesse Watters on Fox's "Watters' World."

Conway described a time when she said a print reporter who had been "hitting" Trump in articles changed his behavior around the president.


"There was somebody there, a print reporter who was literally just hitting Mr. Trump day after day after day, and once he was in his company it was like, 'Can I help you hold your things?' Because you know he was shaking, they were falling," Conway said, detailing a press gaggle with reporters on Air Force One last year.

"When you are in the company of President Trump, you realize it is a special place to be," she added.

Trump and the newly elected Macron were on the edge of the G-20 "family photo" this week, where the longest-serving leaders were positioned closer to the center.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the host leader for this year's summit, stood in the center position.

Despite disagreements between the two men, Conway noted that Trump will be visiting France at the invitation of Macron for the Bastille Day military parade July 14.