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Kellyanne Conway is really Donald Trump's communication director posing as his campaign manager
by Nathan'ette Burdine: September 4, 2016

Kellyanne Conway is really Donald Trump’s communication director posing as his campaign manager.

The evidence of this fact is in her job description as the campaign manager, as well as Trump’s temporary change in tone on the campaign trail.

Trump Presidential Campaign describes Conway’s job as the “campaign manager” in this manner, “Conway, highly sought-after pollster, will work on messaging and travel frequently with Mr. Trump, while working closely with Mr. Bannon and Mr. Manafort on all aspects of the campaign moving forward.”

“Work on messaging” is surely something a campaign manager wouldn’t do.

A campaign manager would manage the campaign and the campaign staff, while the communications director would be the chief architect crafting the candidate’s message.

And crafting the candidate’s message is what Conway is doing. Conway’s “work on messaging” has helped to tone down Trump in the appropriate settings.

The appropriate settings are those like the Detroit Economic Club where Trump refrained from encouraging his supporters to give protesters a foot up the “Southside.”

Another appropriate setting is before the president of a country. Take for instance Mexico where Trump was polite and well-mannered before Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Then there’s the church. On Saturday, Trump attended a black American church where he was respectful enough to know that it would not be wise to pull the “I go to church,” Two Corinthians card.

So yes, Conway’s “work on messaging” has helped to some degree. However, her work cannot be defined as that in which a campaign manager does.

A campaign manager does what Trump Presidential Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon is doing. And what Bannon is doing is “overseeing the campaign staff and operations in addition to strategic oversight of major campaign initiatives.”

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