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Conway hails Trump as 'champion' of women

Conway hails Trump as 'champion' of women
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway acknowledges Biden as apparent winner Women set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report MORE, who is set to leave her position at the end of the month, praised President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE Wednesday evening during the Republican National Convention (RNC), citing his history of hiring women in leadership roles.

“A woman in a leadership role can still seem novel,” Conway said on Wednesday, which was both the penultimate night of the convention and Women’s Equality Day. Conway took the stage in white, a color associated with the women’s suffrage movement and frequently worn by Democratic congresswomen at the president’s State of the Union address.

“Not so for President Trump. For decades, he has elevated women to senior positions in business and in government,” she added. “He confides in and consults us, respects our opinions, and insists that we are on equal footing with the men. President Trump helped me shatter a barrier in the world of politics by empowering me to manage his campaign to its successful conclusion.”

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"For many of us, 'women’s empowerment' is not a slogan. It comes not from strangers on social media or sanitized language in a corporate handbook. It comes from the everyday heroes who nurture us, who shape us, and who believe in us,” she continued.

“The promise of America belongs to us all. This is a land of inventors and innovators, of entrepreneurs and educators, of pioneers and parents, all contributing to the success and the future of a great nation and her people. These everyday heroes have a champion in President Trump."

The speech comes days after Conway, the first woman to manage a victorious presidential campaign, announced she would leave her role in the White House at the end of the month. Her husband George ConwayGeorge ConwayLack of influence means it's time to dismiss the Lincoln Project Sirota: Lincoln Project election efforts to swing GOP votes from Trump 'epic failure' Raccoon that 'attacked' news crews on White House lawn sparks viral jokes MORE, a vocal critic of the president, also said he would step back from his work with the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project.