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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDemocrats see victory in Trump culture war Kellyanne Conway on Trump niece's book: 'I believe family matters should be family matters' Mary Trump issues blistering critique of president as narcissist in new book 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 Charlotte HicksCuomo turned down Trump invitation to participate in April press briefing: report Trump shakes up White House communications team Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges 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 TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpMelania Trump confidant plans tell-all book Trump says he's 'all for masks' despite reluctance to wear one Trump signs order directing federal government to focus on skills when hiring 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.