Up close with Trump’s campaign manager

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(CNN) – Morning at the Conways, scrambling to get the kids ready for school, familiar chaos for any parent, Kellyanne Conway is not any parent.

The mother of four young children is Donald Trump’s campaign manager on TV so much explaining and defending her boss, Saturday Night Live dedicated an entire bit to imagining her day off…

These days her mother, who moved in to help, makes the pancakes.  Conway’s only been on the job since august. Trump’s third campaign manager, but the first woman ever to run a GOP presidential race, “I wasn’t hired because of my gender.  But it’s a special responsibility.”

Often a difficult one, like this weekend, when Trump went off script attacking the women who say he groped them, “These liars will be sued after the election is over.”

“It’s his campaign, and it’s his candidacy. And in the end, yes, I feel comfortable with his voice and his choice every single time,” said Conway.  “I think Donald Trump is at his very best, at his very best, when he talks about the issues.”

Translation: going off message hurts his campaign.  Conway’s insists she’s tough with trump in private.

For a time after Conway took over, trump stayed disciplined, but not anymore especially on twitter, “People will seriously say, “can’t you delete his twitter app?”

When 2005 tape came out of trump describing lewd behavior, Conway canceled Sunday TV appearances, but still helped with damage control, “I felt like Rapunzel in the tower  all weekend and I told Mr. Trump in private what I’ve also said in public or a

Variation thereof. I found the comments to be horrible and indefensible. And he didn’t ask anybody to defend them, by the way.”

She was raised in New Jersey by a single mom, aunts and grandmother, all women. As a political pollster she chose to work in what she calls a man’s world, especially as a republican.

She recalled a potential client, a man, asking how she’d balance kids and work, “It’s like, “I just hope you ask all the male consultants. Are you going to give up your weekly golf game and your mistresses?” because they seem really, really busy too.”

Still, like most working moms, time with her kids is precious. The question is whether she’ll have more time in two weeks, after Election Day

When she was hired in august she told Trump he was losing, but could still win.

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