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Kellyanne Killian Conway, long serving, leaves the White House

Kellyanne Killian Conway, long serving, leaves the White House

Ms. Conway said she was stepping away from her role as the president’s counselor to spend more time with her four teenage children.

Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s counselor and one of his longest-serving and most visible aides, said on Sunday night that she planned to leave the White House next week.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Ms. Conway said she was stepping away from a demanding job to spend more time with her four teenage children. “This is completely my choice and my voice,” she said. “In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”

Ms. Conway, who is still set to speak at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, told Mr. Trump of her decision to leave on Sunday night in the Oval Office.

In a White House famous for its fast revolving door, Ms. Conway’s survival has made her something akin to a tenured official in an otherwise uncertain workplace. She had been in discussions last week with campaign officials about potentially moving from the White House to the campaign, and traveling to two states a day through the election as a surrogate. But she decided that a job on the road would be equally onerous on her family.

Her significant other, George Conway T. Conway III, a noticeable moderate legal counselor who has become a straightforward pundit of Mr. Trump's, said Sunday on Twitter that he was venturing again from the counter Trump bunch he has been exhorting, the Lincoln Project. Mr. Conway said he would likewise take a break from his Twitter account, where he normally reprimands the president and his helpers. 

The Conways have known Mr. Trump for almost 15 years, meeting him in New York when he was a land designer. In 2011, when Mr. Trump was thinking about running for president, Ms. Conway, at that point a surveyor with her own organization, was one of the individuals Mr. Trump talked with about a potential crusade

Since the 2016 crusade, when she filled in as Mr. Trump's last crusade chief, Ms. Conway has been one of the president's most noticeable protectors, winning his adoration for enlivened fighting meetings with link news has — and procuring analysis and mocking from the president's depreciators. Ms. Conway additionally exhorted Vice President Mike Pence when he was the legislative leader of Indiana. 

During her time at the White House, she has stood up for herself when other senior organization authorities, including Jared Kushner, the president's child in-law, and associates who have since a long time ago left, similar to Stephen K. Bannon, the previous White House boss planner, and Reince Priebus, Mr. Trump's first head of staff, have attempted to limit her. She has ventured into the void by assisting with molding correspondences procedure and addressing columnists when the White House has had barely any helpers ready to protect the president or his approaches openly. Most as of late, she has gone to the entirety of the coronavirus team briefings, and energized Mr. Trump to restart his every day news meetings. 

Mr. Trump and his relatives have protected Ms. Conway even as her better half, who had at first been tapped for an occupation in the organization, turned into a blunt pundit of the president, blaming him normally for having narcissistic character issue.

In her statement, Ms. Conway said she and her husband “disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids.”

Their oldest daughter, Claudia Conway, tweeted on Sunday that she, too, was planning to take a break from social media after attracting national attention for criticizing both of her parents