- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kellyanne Conway has a message for pundits who question her ability to hold down a job in the nation’s capital while raising kids — they should save the concern for adulterers and golf fanatics.

The Republican pollster who helped engineer President-elect Donald Trump’s winning 2016 campaign officially accepted the job of White House counselor on Thursday. With that decision came questions about being a mother of four with the time-consuming task of advising the next commander in chief.

Mrs. Conway told Fox Business Network on Thursday that many D.C. professionals make the job harder than it needs to be by not having their priorities straight.

“We were talking with [Fox News contributor] Juan Williams earlier, and he was questioning, ‘Well, Kellyanne has four kids. How’s she going to do it?’ ” Maria Bartiromo said, the Daily Caller reported. “He got creamed on Twitter. […] A woman with four kids can’t do it, but a man can? So what that she’s going to be working 24/7?”

Mrs. Conway said families all across American “juggle” professional and personal responsibilities, and that she is no different.

“Well, I would just tell everyone not to go after Juan because I don’t want him to be creamed,” Mrs. Conway said. “But I would say that I don’t play golf, and I don’t have a mistress so I have a lot of time that a lot of these other men don’t. I see people on the weekend spending a lot of time with their golf game. And that’s their right, but the kids will be with me.”

Mr. Trump will take office as the 45th U.S. commander in chief on Jan. 20.

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