From feminism to that coat: 7 things Kellyanne Conway discussed in new interviews
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TRENTON — Kellyanne Conway, the New Jersey native who has now become one of the faces of President Donald Trump’s administration, recently gave a pair of in-depth interviews to a pair of print publications.
1. She calls herself a “postfeminist.”
Conway, who grew up in the Atco section of Waterford in Camden County, was the first female campaign manager in American history to lead a successful presidential bid. But she told the Post she doesn’t consider herself a feminist.
“I feel like the feminist movement has been hijacked by the pro-abortion movement or the anti-male sentiments that you read in some of their propaganda and writings,” Conway said.
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“I consider myself a postfeminist,” she added. “I consider myself one of those women who is a product of her choices, not a victim of her circumstances.”
Meanwhile, Conway told the Reporter that when she took the job running Trump’s campaign in July, “the very last thing” she told 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,” she added, “but it’s called respect, and it’s called deference, and it’s called hierarchy.”
2. She defended her early negative comments about Trump — with a nod to Atlantic City.
Before she joined Trump’s campaign, Conway — a veteran GOP strategist and pollster — supported one of Trump’s rivals, Ted Cruz, for the Republican nomination. At the time, she called Trump’s supporters “downright nasty” and said Trump built his businesses on “the backs of the little guy.”
“Well, those are cherry-picked comments,” Conway told the Post. “There’s also an entire body of evidence that I always have supported him, thought he added a great deal to the political conversation and to giving people more hope and the freshest alternative to conventional politics that they told pollsters for 30 years that they wanted.”
Conway then noted that she grew up around Atlantic City, where Trump owned up to four casinos between…