White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving aides, is leaving the administration at the end of the month, she said in a statement, citing family considerations.
Conway, the first woman to manage a winning presidential campaign, said in a statement that she’s leaving to focus on her family. Her husband, George Conway, said on Twitter that he was leaving the Lincoln Project, a political group committed to defeating Trump’s re-election in November.
“We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids,” Kellyanne Conway said in the statement.
“Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months,” she said. “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.”
She said the decision to leave was hers, and a person familiar with the matter said she informed Trump Sunday evening.
Over the weekend, the Conways’ high-school age daughter, Claudia, posted a series of tweets in which she said she was “devastated” that her mother is speaking at the Republican National Convention and suggesting strife with both her parents.