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Kellyanne Conway to Hollywood Reporter: ‘Feminists May Go Crazy, But It’s Called Respect’

By Mark Judge | January 26, 2017 | 11:28am EST
Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway (AP Photo)

Last August, Kellyanne Conway told Donald Trump she would not call him by his first name.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Conway says that she told then-candidate Trump her reasoning for this in 2016 when she was hired as Trump's campaign manager. 

"I told him when he offered me the job, the very last thing I said to him was I don't consider myself to be your peer, and I will not call you by your first name. And some of the feminists may go crazy…but it's called respect, and it's called deference, and it's called hierarchy."

The profile in the Reporter by Michael Wolff goes on to describe Conway, who is now an advisor to President Trump, in military terms:

In sum, if Donald Trump is going to war with the media — if he is to continue his war — Kellyanne Conway will be both his general and, likely, his cannon fodder. In this role, she has become an extraordinary focus of liberal rage in "the public cesspool that is Twitter," whose users refer to her, she summarizes, as "ugly, stupid, liar, meth queen." She is the kind of weapon that causes media heads to blow up in incredulity and frustration. 

Asked about the recent social media campaign for a news program boycott of her as a guest, Conway replied, "I can put my shoes and panty hose back on and go on any show at any time."

Conway added, "I am just trying to stand up to the cacophony, sameness and myopia of the media world." 

Wolff also notes the reaction that occurred when Conway visited Michael’s a New York restaurant that is popular with the media:

A few weeks ago, when Conway paid her first visit to Michael's restaurant, the media canteen on West 55th Street in New York, the front room — always a study in power dynamics — fell into a kerfuffle. Charlie Rose, at an adjacent table, shifted his chair around to Conway's party. Former New York politician and current socialite Andy Stein tried to invite her to an event. Washington lawyer and Obama book agent Bob Barnett lingered a bit too long at Conway's table. Tom Rogers, former head of TiVo, hastened to recall a meeting he had with Conway more than 10 years ago (she remembered it, too). Equally, a prominent advertising executive at a nearby table, himself an adviser to Republican presidents, said, as he looked at her with intent fascination, "I can't even look at her."

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