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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayFederal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments Kellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers 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 HicksEx-White House spokesman Raj Shah joins Fox Corporation as senior vice president Cummings asks prosecutors about decision not to charge Trump in hush money probe Judiciary chair demands Hope Hicks clarify closed-door testimony 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 TrumpTrump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process 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.