(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In her new book, Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to former President Donald Trump, stated outright that she believes Trump lost the 2020 election, and that he was poorly advised by his campaign staff.
“Despite the mountains of money Trump had raised, his team simply failed to get the job done. A job that was doable and had a clear path, if followed,” Kellyanne Conway wrote in her memoir, “Here’s the Deal,” according to Politico.
“Rather than accepting responsibility for the loss, they played along and lent full-throated encouragement (privately, not on TV) when Trump kept insisting he won.”
It’s interesting to note that Conway didn’t exactly offer a stout rebuke of Trump at the time, but appears confident she was the only one offering sound advice.
“The team had failed on November 3, and they failed again afterward. By not confronting the candidate with the grim reality of his situation, that the proof had not surfaced to support the claims, they denied him the evidence he sought and the respect he was due,” she continued.
“Instead supplicant after sycophant after showman genuflected in front of the Resolute Desk and promised the president goods they could not deliver.”
Her statements in the book are her most certain regarding the 2020 election.
In her book, she wrote that she told Trump that he had the right to explore various legal avenues to challenge the results of the election, but she believed Biden and Harris would still win out in the end.
“Stuck in a parallel universe, many Trump supporters deluded themselves into thinking that somehow the president would remain in office or be reinstated once gone. Trump was more shocked to lose in 2020, I think, than he was to win in 2016,” Conway wrote.
Conway’s book also discusses her familial issues with her husband, criticizes several Trump staffers, reflects on motherhood and describes her life leading up to her time at the White House.