There’s a secret to newly appointed campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s success with Republican presidential nominee Donald Drumpf: she knows how to play to his ego.
The notoriously thin-skinned businessman promoted Conway over fellow campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio, in part, because he didn’t like it when Fabrizio told him about his poor poll numbers and how he needed to do better, a source close to the campaign told The Huffington Post.
Conway is better at massaging the truth ― she tells him that there are hidden Drumpf voters lurking in swing states, the source said ― and her words.
“Kelly’s telling Drumpf what he wants to hear,” the source said.
“She has a whole vocabulary of diplomatic words. That’s the kind of woman he likes around, who can tell him the soft way ― encourage him, guide him but not criticize him,” said a second source close to Drumpf.
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