The Insider reports:
During a phone conversation with Trump this summer, Conway, who was not formally on the 2020 campaign team, was decidedly blunt with the former president about where he went astray in his unsuccessful reelection bid, according to a new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, an early copy of which was obtained by Insider.
The former president told Conway that he valued her advice and felt “nostalgic” regarding his 2016 campaign, when he was largely seen as a businessman and a political outsider. “That’s why you’re going to be in charge of everything, honey, the next time,” Trump reportedly said, alluding to a potential 2024 bid.
“You were the underdog both times even though you were the president of the United States the second time,” she said. “But what you didn’t have this time was the hunger and the swagger. And you weren’t under-resourced and understaffed. If anything, Arlington became Brooklyn.”
Read the full article. Trump’s 2020 campaign was based in Arlington, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign was based in Brooklyn.
Kellyanne Conway told Trump that he didn’t have ‘swagger’ in 2020 and said his campaign resembled Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid: book https://t.co/QBONHlQdyV
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