Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed Monday that there is an "important list" of people who are "able and willing and qualified" to fill positions in President Donald Trump's administration, following an Axios report that the president's allies have compiled lists of people considered unfaithful to him, and suggestions to replace them.
"He refers to a meeting January of 2019, 13 months ago, that I actually participated in, so I differ a little bit (from) the details as they've been reported." Conway told Fox News "Outnumbered Overtime" host Harris Faulkner. "There was an important list together of people who are able and willing and qualified to fill unfilled positions in this government."
The list, she said, is of people "who want to work to promote the agenda and want to work on behalf of this country," said Conway. "We all take an oath to the Constitution. We work for the country. We shouldn't have people in government undermining the president's agenda."
Trump, she said, was elected because his ideas prevailed "and the woman he beat, hers failed," and if one wants their view to become policy, "you need to put your name on the ballot and become president of the United States."
Meanwhile, there are "so many unfilled jobs, so many wonderful people who want to be considered for those jobs," said Conway. "Let me be fair, there are people maybe on some of those lists who did not pass the vetting, that didn't give a job, either."
Conway also commented on the growing coronavirus epidemic, noting that Trump took "decisive action early" by stopping travelers from coming and going from China.
"The president himself has been so fully engaged on the issue from the beginning," said Conway. "The safety and security and health of our people is a priority. The president has delivered on that."
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