Kellyanne Conway Says She ‘Politely Declined’ Offer of White House Press Secretary

By Mark Joyella 

In an interview Monday with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says she “politely declined” an offer to become White House press secretary in the new administration.

Conway described the press secretary as “an incredibly important position to fill,” but expressed concerns that the Trump White House would have a tense relationship with the press.

“I think the skeptical, the hostile press will continue the way they have, frankly, in this last five weeks since he got elected,” Conway said. “And I think many of them are election deniers still fighting the last war, still thinking we’re in the permanent campaign.”