Kellyanne Conway Abandons Ship, Says Biden Will Be President

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 26: White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention from inside an empty Mellon Auditorium on August 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the Republican Party to move away from an in-person convention to a televised format, similar to the Democratic Party's convention a week earlier. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As the weeks pass since the 2020 presidential election in which the media called the victory for former Vice President Joe Biden not many of those close to President Donald Trump have abandoned ship.

There have been some notable exceptions, like former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, but for the most part it has been tough to peel supporters from the president.

But, in what was a surprise to many on Friday former Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway shoved a knife into his back.

“If you look at the vote totals in the Electoral College tally, it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail,” she said in an interview with The 19th.

“I assume the electors will certify that and it will be official. We, as a nation, will move forward, because we always do,” she said.

Conway, who acted as President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, said that the president is continuing to “exhaust all of his legal avenues” and challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election and acknowledged that it is his right to do so.

“The president wants to exhaust all of his legal avenues, as he has made clear many times. His team is doing that, and that is his right,” she said to The 19th’s Washington correspondent, Amanda Becker.

“I assume the electors will certify that and it will be official. We, as a nation, will move forward, because we always do,” she said.

But in what could have been the most stunning part of Conway’s interview she appeared to offer to help a potential future Biden administration.

“If there’s anything I can ever do to help … they can count on me,” she said. “You always need a peaceful transfer of democracy, no matter whose administration goes into whose administration.”

She did offer some praise for President Trump saying that he “elevated me and, more importantly, empowered me.”

“When he asked me to be campaign manager, he and I didn’t realize no woman had ever done it for a Republican campaign,” she said.

“He wanted me to do it because he thought I had great political instincts and organizational skills, was great on TV and was very good with the staff.”

She said she is “sure I’ll have a foot in politics still, but I really loved public service.” But she see a future roles in public service.

“My kids are privileged … What this pandemic has done has created another pandemic within it for many of our nation’s schoolchildren,” she said. “I wouldn’t mind being part of the solution on the back end for how we make up for all that lost time and the mental health challenges that go with that.”