Kellyanne Conway close to accepting role as White House Communications Director: report
Kellyanne Conway speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is close to accepting the position of White House communications director, The Atlantic reported Wednesday.


Conway, the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign, declined to speak to The Atlantic about the story. But multiple sources spoke in her stead.

“It’s becoming increasingly difficult for her to say no,” one senior White House official said.

“He’s basically told her she’s no longer allowed to say no,” joked another senior official.

The vacancy was created upon the departure of Hope Hicks, who lasted 217 days as communications director.

Before Hicks, Anthony Scaramucci held the job for 10 days. Sean Spicer held the position for 45 days one time and 48 days during another stint. Mike Dubke served for 88 days.

Conway would fifth person to hold the position of White House communications director under President Trump.