It’s only been two months since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Now, Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway has spoken out to reveal more details about that fateful night, including what Clinton’s concession call was REALLY like.
Conway, who was serving as Trump’s campaign manager at the time, said she realized at around 8:30 pm that the results were looking very good for him.
“We kept calling him Mr. President-elect, but he is a brilliant businessman and he knows the deal isn’t consummated until everything is completed and verified and signed, sealed and delivered,” Conway told The Washington Examiner.
When Pennsylvania was called for Trump, his staffers and family decided to make their way to the New York Hilton Midtown, where supporters were waiting.
“Why don’t we do there what we are doing here?” Conway said, according to The Blaze. “Let’s just watch the returns until he is the victor.”
Right after they got to the Hilton, Jason Miller, communications director for the campaign, pulled Conway aside and said that the Associated Press “called it.”
“I said, ‘Which state?’ He said, ‘The race,’” Conway said.
Donald Trump Jr. then hoisted Conway up in celebration, “And I said, ‘Oh my God, we won.’”
Shortly thereafter, Conway looked at her phone and saw that she was receiving a call from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Clinton:
I looked down, it said “Huma Abedin,” and she said, “Hi Kellyanne, it’s Huma.” I said, “Hey Huma, how are you?” She answered, “Secretary Clinton would like to talk to Mr. Trump.” I said, “Now?” She said, “If he is available.” I said he was available. And I said, “There you go.”
Conway recalled that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence stood with Trump to listen to the call “for good measure to make sure Clinton conceded.”
“And she did, and she was very gracious,” Conway said. “She congratulated him, and she conceded to him.”
In the interview, Conway expressed her excitement for the upcoming four years.
“I am looking forward to being part of helping his vision work, and lift up the American people,” she said.
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