Conway: I’m in charge; diminishes Bannon as ‘consultant’
Kellyanne Conway is playing down Steve Bannon’s role in the Trump campaign, even though Bannon is the named CEO.
…Conway appeared to diminish the role of Breitbart News chairman and Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon Sunday morning in an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. When pressed about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s speech blasting Trump’s courtship of the racist “alt-right,” Conway told Wallace that she’s in charge, and Bannon is a mere consultant:
Chris Wallace: Bannon has called Breitbart the platform for the alt-right. Question. this is the man that Trump chose to run his campaign?
Kellyanne Conway: He chose me to manage his campaign, and I report directly to him. I will say this — the idea that Hillary Clinton, who’s been in public life for 30 years gives a speech this week, Chris, about — it was totally content-free, policy-free address about consultants, is just remarkable to me.