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Kellyanne: President Keeping Kelly, Hope Hicks

Kellyanne: President Keeping Kelly, Hope Hicks
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:10 AM

President Donald Trump has “full faith” in chief of staff John Kelly and communications director Hope Hicks amid the controversy over domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

In interviews on CNN’s “State of the Union” and ABC News’ “This Week,” Conway said Trump is emphatic about his support of his top aides in the wake of Porter’s resignation.

“I spoke to the president, and he said please tell [CNN host] Jake [Tapper] that I have full faith in chief of staff John Kelly and I'm not looking for replacements,” Conway said in reference to reports Trump was displeased with the way Kelly responded to the Porter controversy.

“He says he is doing a great job,' she added.

In a separate interview on “This Week,” Conway was pressed about whether the president had complained about Kelly and Hicks, who is dating Porter.

“He hasn't complained to me,” she said. “I spoke with him last night and asked the question pointedly.”

In her CNN interview, Conway added she’s not worried about Hicks amid the turmoil, praising her as “so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.”

Conway also defended Trump’s response to the abuse allegations against Porter.

“The president is very disturbed by what he sees,” she told Tapper. “You can feel that somebody did a great job for you. You can talk about someone's competition and work product, and that's what the president did on Friday in his statement. You can still feel horrified when you see pictures and contemporary news reports."

Conway said though she believes Porter’s accusers, she praised Porter for doing “the right thing” by resigning.

"We give people the benefit of the doubt, I don't walk around wondering who is this person really,” she said. “We work in very close quarters together, and we're trying as small pieces of this to do a good for the country, believe me. That's why people are there in this White House. It shocks the conscious, and you try to do that. One of the ex-wives says she thinks he is brilliant and does a great job professionally and that is who we saw, but when we see this, let me make clear. I think he did the right thing by resigning."

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