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Conway: Trump Governing as a 'Center-Right President'

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:29 AM

President Donald Trump is governing as a "center-right president" who doesn't display what Sen. John McCain Monday called "half-baked nationalism" in either his agenda or in his philosophy, his senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday.

"He is governing as a center-right president who believes we pay too much in taxes, that we're over regulated, and we have not taken terrorists seriously," Conway told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. "This country is more safe and prosperous under Donald Trump."

Conway pointed to the stock market where the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow Jones all marked record highs again on Monday.

"The stock market loves this president, and many people feel safe and secure," said Conway.

Trump has been working to get votes for his agenda items, including inviting lawmakers golfing and to the White House, while using his "successful business model" in the White House, said Conway, and the administration hopes it can rely on McCain's vote.

She noted that McCain has promised his constituents in Arizona action on lower taxes, getting stronger against terrorism, and being for worldwide prosperity and security.

McCain did not mention Trump by name in his comments, made as he accepted the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal in Philadelphia former Vice President Joe Biden presented McCain, but many took them as being aimed as a pointed barb against the president.

Conway on Tuesday also called Trump's joint appearance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an important display of how they are working together on tax cuts and more.

"Our great employers in this country need to have [lower] rates so that they can increase their growth, expand their businesses, invest back in their workforce and their inventory, and we also need to repatriate these funds across seas," said Conway. "They talked about tax reform. They talked about this real logjam in nominations. We've got about 39 percent of Trump's nominees have been confirmed, compared to 65 percent of President [Barack] Obama's at this very point in his presidency."

The reason for that is "petty, partisan," said Conway, and "unacceptable."

Meanwhile, Trump remains upset about continued football protests, said Conway, but when asked if Trump would speak with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, she said there is "always room for discussion" in the White House.

"I'm not sure Mr. Kaepernick has called the White House," said Conway. "This is a president who has made very clear he's willing to sit down with Chuck [Schumer] and Nancy [Pelosi]."

That said, Conway continued, she does think there are "many ways to express how you feel on any number of issues, but questioned why the statement had to be made by protesting the national anthem.

"Are you civically active?" she said she'd like to ask protesting players. "Are you educating younger people? Are you organizing and volunteering in your own communities?"

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President Donald Trump is governing as a "center-right president" who doesn't display what Sen. John McCain Monday called "half-baked nationalism" in either his agenda or in his philosophy, his senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday.
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