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Kellyanne Conway leaving White House as teen daughter’s social media meltdown worsens

Kellyanne Conway leaving White House as teen daughter’s social media meltdown worsens

Kellyanne’s husband, Never Trumper George Conway, also announced that he is taking a break from the Lincoln Project. Destroying his wife’s career is George Conway’s most notable accomplishment, and how he will be remembered.

Kellyanne Conway, one of the architects of the Trump 2016 win and his most prominent spokesperson, announced last night that she will be leaving the White House to address family issues.

Those issues regard her 15-year-old daughter Claudia’s ongoing and worsening social media meltdown, encouraged by Trump-hating Twitter users who manipulated and encouraged Claudia to bad mouth her mother and Trump. This was the absolute worst of social media, and Twitter in particular, in which people exploited a teenage girl’s obvious problems for political use.

Kellyanne’s husband, Never Trumper George Conway, also announced that he is taking a break from the Lincoln Project and Twitter to focus on family. George Conway’s pathological anti-Trumpism and inability to deal his wife’s greater success is the root of the problem. Conway attacked his wife on Twitter, and became a Twitter star only because he was married to her. Few people knew of Conway, and no one cared what he thought, except for the fact that he would be weaponized against his wife and Trump. Conway became the equivalent of a kamikaze pilot flying his family into ship Trump. Destroying his wife’s career is George Conway’s most notable accomplishment, and how he will be remembered.

Here is Kellyanne’s tweet:

The statement (pdf.) attached to the tweet states:

The past four years have allowed me blessings beyond compare as a part of history on Election Night 2016 and as Senior Counselor to the President. It’s been heady. It’s been humbling. I am deeply grateful to the President for this honor, and to the First Lady, the Vice President and Mrs. Pence, my colleagues in the White House and the Administration, and the countless people who supported me and my work. As many convention speakers will demonstrate this week, President Trump’s leadership has had a measurable, positive impact on the peace and prosperity of the nation, and on millions of Americans who feel forgotten no more. The incredible men, women and children we’ve met along the way have reaffirmed my later-in- life experience that public servi ce can be meaningful and consequential. For all of its political differences and cultural cleavages, this is a beautiful country filled with amazing people. The promise of America belongs to us all. I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes. We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a ne w academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids “doing school from home” requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.

Kellyanne Conway
August 23, 2020

Here’s George Conway’s tweet:

We have not previously covered Claudia’s tweets against her mother and Trump because she is 15 and going through problems many teens go through, only with a national spotlight abused by people who don’t care about her at all.

Here is Claudia’s reaction:


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2smartforlibs | August 24, 2020 at 9:10 am

Years ago I had a friend hows son pulled this. It was all fun and game till the money ran out and life kicked him in the backside.

    Had a niece who was sure her mom was the worst mom ever. She got seriously upset that when she complained to her schoolmates about her situation they laughed at her. And asked to swap families. And when she threatened to report her mom to child services her mom laughed at her. And when she asked her dad (divorced, living separately) to move in with him – like he’d always SAID she could – got upset to learn that he not only never paid child support (mom knew him better than to expect him to) he would only take her if mom paid HIM to take her. When she finally did move out like many first time adulting folks she had a room mate. She was shocked, shocked to discover that roommates instead of buying you food would eat yours, instead of buying you stuff you’d like when they spotted something nice while shopping would borrow your stuff, that instead of picking up after you would allow clutter and mess to accumulate.

    Background : Mom was a psychiatric nurse who had worked with actual children with bad family situations, some totally abandoned by family. There was no garbage niece could pull that mom hadn’t already seen and dealt with much worse.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to 2smartforlibs. | August 24, 2020 at 11:22 am

    My son wanted to be emancipated. We said. Okay. Here is the process for you to do that. Let us know when you want that to happen, otherwise we are happy to have you stay here with us until you are 18. – We knew that if the ball was in his court, he was too lazy to actually do anything; and if we fought him it would just feed his victim attitude.

She has bigger priorities than to be a focal point (thanks George) for the Trump haters. She can return after the election if her personal circumstances allow it. If the deal is that she is taking her husband out of the loop, she deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. I hope she comes back.

    GatorGuy in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 25, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    If she’s anything at all, Kellyanne is an innately successful strategist. This move meets all objectives head-on — political/ideological, healthy self-serving professional, and mother-oriented. (The wife-issue’s beyond my sense and call.)

    Win, win, win; and so, Kellyanne’s an unfailing winner at everything she does.

    At any rate, George’s had it too good. He’s gonna have to pay, I believe, in some tangible, meaningful way or two. I suspect he’s spent the last of Kellyanne’s kindness and generosity toward him in relation to his own plight as a brilliant, talented, politically well-connected and power-playing minority/person-of-color guy and DC attorney.

    In short, Kellyanne conquers.

It’s too bad, Trump needs his fighters, all of them, for election
She should have divorced his a$$ a long time ago…

    Tom Servo in reply to gonzotx. | August 24, 2020 at 11:01 am

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see that this teen is picking up on, and being affected by, all the tension inside that family. This looks to me like a teen screaming for attention from her parents more than anything else. No doubt she’s been a pawn in their ongoing fight with each other.

      Morning Sunshine in reply to Tom Servo. | August 24, 2020 at 11:15 am

      this ^^^

      tom_swift in reply to Tom Servo. | August 24, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      Could be. On the other hand an awful lot of teens manage to be that way without any extra help.

      jrcowboy49 in reply to Tom Servo. | August 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm

      Look like ole George has been the cancer that caused this family meltdown and the constant irritant to Kellyanne’s career. Leaving his job may be his last effort to save his marriage but the damage has already taken its toll. Kellyanne is a fighter and will most likely kick ole George’s fat arse out the door.

Adolescence will pass but Twitter is forever.

Poor woman has two adolescents to deal with.

given all the comments her husband has made, trump should have seen her as a liability and asked for her resignation long ago.
if kellyanne can’t keep her own house in order, she’s not in a position to keep order in the WH either.

    Massinsanity in reply to [email protected]. | August 24, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Perhaps but you are missing the point that she was very good at her job and a huge asset for the President. As the professor pointed out, her husband submarined her success at every turn. He was and remains a nobody. If the parties were switched and the conservative husband of a liberal woman of influence sabotaged her career he would be destroyed by the media but George and his phony Lincoln project are celebrated. It is sickening.

    What do you mean “keep her own house in order”? Her husband and children are not slaves. What do you expect her to do? Whip them into submission?! You sound like Michael Moore when he demanded to know why various politicians didn’t send their children to the army, as if that were their decision to make.

    They do their thing and she does her thing and neither interferes with the other — until now, when it’s become clear that the daughter needs more attention from both parents, so both parents have done the responsible thing and temporarily quit work so they can both deal with her. Hopefully they’re both on the same page regarding her and the other kids.

    And as she said, in the current circumstances all kids require more attention than usual, so if the parents are financially able to devote themselves to this it’s a good thing.

    Not always quite that simple. Story does not have to be told here, but our high school senior, champing at her parents'(imaginary) “control” being whipped up by some not great friends ended up on her own halfway through her senior year, renting a room from a teacher’s aid, in a different town from her school, no car, walking to work so she had some income. Breaking our hearts. But in the end (5 months later) she was back home, graduated, and headed to a good life.

    Everybody has a story, and we need to let this family live theirs as far away if possible from the ruthless ugly evil that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy lives.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to JAL. | August 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm

      Tween and teen, are to put it mildly, difficult. On one hand they are blossoming, starting to reason, and the other hand they are totally self centered, selfish, conniving, short term gain oriented.

      I like children, and when teens are around, I tell them that, and then I tell them it is the only irrational thing I do. I see their potential, and I love seeing them achieve.

    “if kellyanne can’t keep her own house in order, she’s not in a position to keep order in the WH either.”

    I think President Trump is the one who could best determine if Ms. Conway was or wasn’t keeping “order.”

    Do you know something the rest of us and the President don’t?

Anacleto Mitraglia | August 24, 2020 at 10:17 am

What about George’s avatar? “A bit” slimmed down, and it looks like a trial impression.

Claudia looks like she needs a swift kick in the backside.

    I am quite sure that if I had been 15 during the cell phone era, my parents would not have purchased one for me and would also be keeping an eye on my use of the household’s single computer.

    I wish Kellyanne well and hope to see her again sometime.

      Morning Sunshine in reply to hrhdhd. | August 24, 2020 at 11:21 am

      oh, I am the worst parent ever. My kids got flip phones to USE (not “theirs”) when they started going places without us. No smart phones (although I would like the GPS tracking on them!). No devices. Screen time (not including school work screen time) is limited to 45 minutes a day – tv, computer, movies – IF school work is done by lunch time.

      henrybowman in reply to hrhdhd. | August 25, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Welcome to the age of “our eight-year old telecommutes to third grade on a MacBook and his school requires him to have a private work area.”

This is about the silliest thing I have heard from a little girl in a long while. Since when would a father or mother consult with his or her child about employment? My thinking is that she is in need of some very serious ego deflation, which I am certain her mother and father can provide. Most developing children get their King, or in the case Queen, Baby attitudes adjusted at about age 3-4 when they throw one too many tantrums and mom or dad give them a couple of swats on their rear. The child’s ego then learns about who is actually in charge. Although it is true that some kids never learn.

Lincoln project= ineffective attempt to derail Trump to make nevertrumpers feel better. The loss of Kelleyanne is far worse than the loss of unknown George to the Lincoln project. No comment on their personal lives…

This was necessary both for their kids and for their marriage, which is obviously in trouble.

Although Claudia is probably not happy with this new development. Sure, Mom is no longer going to be working for that terrible Trump guy (yay!) but this means she’s going to be home all day. Oh, and Dad’s going to be home too for who knows how long.

Why in the world does this child still have access to the internet? Not in my world she wouldn’t.

I would never wish a 15 year old female on anyone. Second, never judge someone else’s marriage. It strikes me Kellyanne values her marriage more than her job. That took some serious guts to say my family means more.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to My2centshere. | August 24, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    “I would never wish a 15 year old female on anyone.”

    There’s a pile of awesome, unbelievably inappropriate jokes off that line that I can’t clean up enough for here. Usually, working blue is just laziness, but sometimes, only sometimes, a blue bird comes to set the wrong things right.

    But, yeah, totally not worth it, no matter how hot and willing (Hey, Nineteen.) Even millennials are better; at least they buy their own pretentious lattes, sometimes.

Are all of the convent boarding schools closed down? I found a couple in the Himalayas that might work.

Once Kellyanne and George leave their respective jobs, Claudia is going to find out that the left no longer has any use for her. She’s not going to be some millionaire “social influencer” because no one is going to care what she thinks. I just can’t get past her whining about her parents no consulting her on their decisions to leave their jobs. Seriously? We moved a lot when I was a kid because of my Dad’s job. There were no consultations with the kids, even when we moved overseas.

Child abuse from the ‘leftist’ who claim their ‘concern’ for children, victims, etc.. Unless it fits into their “agenda”..

One advantage of Burger King, back when I used to eat out, was many tables. If a bunch of teenaged girls sat next to your table, you could just get up unnoticed and move out of earshot.

For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.

I’m old enough to remember when that was the big reason universally given for women tending to be kept out of big corporate positions. There’s a job to do, a place as a cog in the machine, one they’ve been expensively groomed for for years. Then, suddenly but predictably, they bail.

Though the drama/mama rhyme may be new.

I feel great sympathy for Kellyanne. Her family, especially George and Claudia, should have supported her in her difficult and demanding job. Family should come first before politics. Kellyanne held up relatively well, but her reluctance to continue is understandable.

Both George and Claudia should be ashamed of their lack of support for Kellyanne, their wife and mother. But the mainstream media will continue to attack Kellyanne and congratulate her family for not supporting her. I hope their family holds together.

    I think a big part of it for Claudia is her being upset that the family got packed up and moved from NJ to the DC area so Mom could work at the WH.

    I’ll also note that in her social media, she describes herself as agnostic. I don’t know about her dad, but her mom is Catholic. So she’s going full-out in her rebellion against Mom.

“ I’m old enough to remember when that was the big reason universally given for women tending to be kept out of big corporate positions. There’s a job to do, a place as a cog in the machine, one they’ve been expensively groomed for for years. Then, suddenly but predictably, they bail.”

Similar problems occur in medical practices where the male partners have to pick up the slack for the maternity leaves, and then the female physician bails to spend more time with family.

So the idiot child and moron husband have tantrumed this talented and necessary woman into resigning. I don’t see how this is a good thing for anyone involved. I feel for Kelly Ann but think she should have stood her ground. It’s not going to do the terrible daughter any good to realize that she can get her way by making a spectacle of herself.

Katy L. Stamper | August 24, 2020 at 7:04 pm

I regret being late to the discussion. Have more work than usual; have been late to almost every topic here.

If you’re going to have a child, you should raise it. An 11-year-old is too young to take care of herself; she lacks the maturity.

Kelly Ann shouldn’t have worked the insane hours of a WH job. Her daughter should have been her first priority.

I have a friend whose Mom had a full-time job when he was very young. He was abused and it altered him and his life forever. His Mom never seemed to notice his behavior changes; guess she was too busy. He’s in his 40s now…. has tried every type of therapy known to man. Some has helped, some hasn’t. He’s put his all into it, trying to cope with life.

This child deserved parents. If they had given up having so much money and professional success, they might have had a well-adjusted child to show for their time, and maybe a good marriage. You never know.

    “If you’re going to have a child, you should raise it. An 11-year-old is too young to take care of herself; she lacks the maturity.”

    I agree with you, to this point. I disagree, however, that only Mrs. Conway should take the blame. Given the prestige of the position she was offered, I think it would have been totally reasonable for Mr.Conway to step in and be the at-home parent and to support his wife’s career. How both parents allowed the situation to devolve to where it is is completely beyond me. No job justifies sitting back and watching your daughter self-destruct like that. Good Lord.

She’s a great lady, with the unfortunate distinction of having married a liberal.

The husband sounds like a jealous whiner, who probably poisoned his daughter as a proxy against her mother.

She could – and should – do better.

Time for Act II, Kellyanne: you are VERY marketable.

Saw a tweet from one of the leftists bragging about bullying the girl until she broke.
Hoping all the hysteria from biden’s bullschiff to maligNancy’s outright lies are caused by the dems internal polling showing a massacre in the upcoming election.

Crazy mixed-up kid.

I got as far as 2:16, when suddenly the “Whinging to English” translator began to spark and crackle…

Kellyanne should emancipate George and their daughter. George caused this angst in the family because of his hatred for Trump. The guy is totally disrespectful of his wife’s career and jealous of her success. Surely he allowed his personal feelings to influence his daughter. I say to Kellyanne, dump them both.

I get the sense that too many politically involved American families simply don’t have a clue about what mental illness is, what contributes to it, and how it’s dealt with. Or maybe Claudia’s IQ’s been measured above 140, she does extremely well on tests, and that’s all her parents needed to observe in order to excuse themselves from sharing their busy lives with her needs and growth over the years — something tragically cold like that. Regardless of what the matter’s all about, why all the publicized difficulty, including the George-Claudia dysfunction in relation to the family, as it were?

In the meantime, Claudia’s aired claims are nothing to sneeze at: “physical and verbal abuse” by her father, and generally emotional neglect by her mother — what are those actually about? — certainly don’t lessen by a few notches on the scandal scale the apparent Conway domestic disaster.

It’s really not my business, nor, I’d suppose, anyone outside the family and circle of true friends, but because George has needed so strongly and loudly to differ with his wife’s political and professional life during the current presidency, it seems clear to all watching and listening to the Conway debacle that something is emotionally quite amiss in that household.

If they all individually and as a family sincerely seek repair and a remedy, I hope it’s not beyond any reasonably achievable magnitude at this point in time.

Anyway, I fear Claudia’s so unstable, lost, and emotionally unskillful that she could attempt something very terrible before election day, just to make a last, desperate point. I hope for her and her immediate relatives’ sake, that isn’t and won’t be the case.

If Kellyanne and George have only good faith, along with the other kids’ well being, foremost in their hearts, I wish them all only the best possible outcomes at the earliest possible juncture.

As for Claudia alone, I would say to her directly, try yoga in the meantime, and work on making yourself more interesting to others if it’s not strictly a matter of staying on your possibly prescribed medication for some unfortunate, but overall manageable and survivable, inborn emotional/mood disorder.

So much talent, so much love unfelt or misgiven apparently in this, a tragically broken family.

Goodbye for now, Kellyanne. Thanks for your invaluable, priceless service to your president and your country. Maybe, with all the best possible input and devotion, everything will work out well, in your heart and thus your home, and we’ll see and hear from you in some official capacity again, before too long.