Conway: I've been offered WH communications director job 'many times'

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots Kellyanne Conway calls for violent Capitol protesters to 'just STOP' MORE said on Thursday that she has been offered the White House communications director role "many times," but said she does not want to take it.

"I’ve been offered that job many times and no, I work on policy here at the White House," Conway said on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends."


Her comments come after outgoing communications director Hope HicksHope HicksTrump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus Women set to take key roles in Biden administration MORE announced her resignation on Wednesday. 

Conway praised Hicks, saying it would be difficult to replace Hicks in "the Hope role."

"Hope’s been doing this for three years nonstop and I think the president spoke for all of us who have had the privilege and pleasure of working closely with Hope and getting to know her as a friend that she’s fantastic and she has done a tremendous job for him, and as the president says will probably be back in his orbit sometime and someday to help yet again," she said. 

Hicks proved to be one of Trump's most loyal aides, working for first daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration DC attorney general pushing to interview Trump Jr. Secret Service renting K a month apartment near Ivanka and Jared for bathrooms, office space: report MORE's fashion line before serving on Trump's presidential campaign in 2015. 

Trump wished Hicks well in a statement on Wednesday, calling her "outstanding."

“She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future," he said. 

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp has been floated as a possible replacement for Hicks.