President-elect Donald Trump asserted on Dec. 22 that his election win "shattered the glass ceiling for women" because his campaign was the first to win the presidency with a female campaign manager.
The Trump team made this claim in a press release that named ex-campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to the role of "Counselor to the President," notes MSNBC:
President-elect Trump’s victory on November 8th also shattered the glass ceiling for women. Conway is the first female campaign manager of either major party to win a presidential general election.
While Conway was Trump's campaign manager, she was not the head of his campaign. Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, was the CEO of the Trump campaign.
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MSNBC notes that Trump has chosen white men for the top four posts in his cabinet, which has not happened since President George Bush in 1988.
Conway appeared on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" Dec. 22 where she insisted that some performers had been lined up for Trump's inauguration, but refused to mention who they were, notes Mediaite.com.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli backed out of the inauguration on Dec. 20, and so far no other performers have been named.
"Good Morning America" host David Muir asked Conway to name some scheduled performers, and she replied: "I won’t, but I can tell you that this is not the Academy Awards, it’s the inauguration for the people, the way that it’s been the election for the people. This is the people's president."
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The "people's president" reportedly lost the popular vote to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes.
Conway also appeared on CNN the same morning to defend Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, who were auctioning off (and then dropped) a private reception with their father to people who donated $1 million to their charities, reports RawStory.com.
CNN host Chris Cuomo told Conway that these auctions for charity sounded like the pay-to-play allegations that dogged the Clinton Foundation, which Conway denied.
"So paying a million dollars to hang out with the president is okay?" Cuomo asked.
After a long pause, Conway replied: "I didn’t say that."