Feb 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Kellyanne Conway: Trump has confidence in John Kelly and Hope Hicks

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC's This Week that President Trump asked her to emphasize on the Sunday shows that he has full confidence in Chief of Staff John Kelly. Trump has confidence in his communications director, Hope Hicks, too, she said.

The backdrop: There have been reports that Kelly could lose his job over the controversy surrounding staff secretary Rob Porter's exit from the White House. Kelly defended Porter after allegations of domestic violence and Hicks, who had been dating Porter, wrote the White House statement about the aide's resignation.

Conway also said she "has no reason not to believe" Porter's ex-wives who have come forward with stories of abuse, contradicting Trump's tweet that "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation."

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