Trump names adviser Conway as his presidential counselor: statement

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[December 22, 2016]    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, now a key adviser, as his choice to serve as counselor to the president, his transition team said in a statement. Trump, in the statement, said Conway "played a crucial role in my victory.

President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway greet supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message."

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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