America’s Least Favorite Attention Whore Admits She’s Relishing In New Found Fame

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Kellyanne Conway found herself receiving an onslaught of attention at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. The attention, though, didn’t come as much of a surprise to Conway, who’s easily recognizable on the street since her television debut during the 2016 presidential campaign. Being swarmed with crowds full of both disdainful haters and adoring disciples has become expected by Conway, as she is often stalked by paparazzi and has her own Secret Service Detail. During a phone interview, Conway said:

‘This is nothing I ever sought or expected. It’s not as if I said to my children, ‘Mommy is running for governor, or starring in a new film, so attention will intensify and the unhappy people with poison keyboards will get nastier.’’

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She said that aside from the nasty comments she receives online from keyboard warriors, she relishes in her new found fame, as when people see her they make the connection to Donald Trump. (Not sure if anyone has told her that this may not be a good thing…)

In an effort to tout even more bullpucky, Conway said:

‘When people see me and they think of President Trump and it’s a positive connection, it makes me happy. It makes the president even more accessible with the public.’

Conway very well might be the most overexposed of President Trump’s aides. Back in November, the Daily Mail published a slideshow consisting of 59 photos of Trump’s strategist lounging in a bathing suit while on her family vacation. That is 59 too many photos of a staff member of the White House in a bathing suit if you ask me.

Conway isn’t the only White House official who’s been making the transition to national celebrity, blurring the lines between politics and entertainment. Photographers often times will stake out the houses of Trump staffers, or venues where they have planned speaking engagements, or even places that they are known to spend their free time. Given the fact that real celebrities often volunteer to play the part of Trump’s aides on Saturday Night Live, the name recognition of these staffers is unusually high.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s name recognition is approximately 60 percent nationwide — a number that’s off the charts for a staffer. Spicers name recognition is on par with Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s in his home town of Ohio, where he’s been since 2011. Considering Spicer has only been on the job for about 90 days, living his life in relative anonymity before becoming the press secretary, that’s pretty substantial.

The simplest way to explain why all of the president’s staffers have gained national celebrity status seemingly overnight, is to take a look at the man in charge. Trump was a reality TV-star-turned-politician who has basically turned the White House into a nail-biting reality show. It’s like each day Americans watch avidly in anticipation of what the next screw up will be; the very opposite of former President Barack Obama who rarely had drama among staffers.

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