Kellyann Conway has become a leading surrogate for Ivanka Trump, and the former White House counselor is now being compared to her.
In a Fox News interview on Monday, Conway said that Ivanka Trump should be “always pushing” the president on a range of issues.
Conway also said that she wants Ivanka Trump to “keep pushing” her husband, former President Donald Trump, on his policy agenda, a theme that has drawn criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.
“We’ve been friends for so long, we’ve been colleagues, we were both on the Supreme Court, so she is always pushing him on all of these things, which I think he does as well,” Conway said.
“And I think she’s always pushing and asking him to do things, so we’re both on this same team and she should be pushing on all these things and I think it’s great that she is doing that and I am pushing and pushing and I really do.”
Conway’s comments came in response to a question about how the president’s first lady has been able to “move from the White House to the Oval Office.”
Conway said she’s not sure how Ivanka Trump is doing, but that she would love to see her work continue to help with policy and other things.
“It’s a great opportunity for Ivanka to continue to be part of this, to continue her role as the first lady and as the daughter of the president, so I think that’s great,” Conway added.
“She is a good, smart, strong person, and I’m excited for her to continue.”
She also said it’s hard to know whether the president is “going to get out of this.”
“I mean, he’s doing some great things in this White House, he is doing so many things that are moving forward in this country and I can’t tell you, I mean, it’s very hard to see, because there’s so many changes happening and so many different people that he’s dealing with, that he is going to get into,” Conway explained.
“But I can tell you what I do know: He is doing everything he can to be the president that we all want him to be.
So I think for her, she is very proud of that and she is going for it.”
Conwell’s comments come after President Trump signed a controversial executive order that allows people who hold dual citizenship to be temporarily detained in the country.
The order, which was approved by Trump in late January, has since been blocked by a federal judge.
The president has said he will not be issuing the order again.