Washington, D.C. will not easily mix its elites with the swamp-draining hoi polloi of the Trump camp, campaign manager and incoming senior adviser Kellyanne Conway is finding out.
According to Page Six, Conway is facing some difficulties in finding a private school that will take her kids.
While in DC on Wednesday with her kids looking at schools, Conway told me, “I would not characterize myself as ‘worried’ so much as amused by the silence and sighs on the other end of the phone when friends and allies have made preliminary inquiries on our behalf.”
While the posh private schools’ handbooks and websites all preach “diversity” and “open-mindedness,” Conway said, “For some, there is a comfort in sameness.”
The District of Columbia had the lowest percentage of Trump voters of anywhere in the country. No wonder Melania is staying in New York with young Barron. At least Conway said she’s getting a surprising number of offers for help from both Democrats and Republicans.
Not so with Democrats who put their homes on AirBnB before the election, then faced a wave of cancellations when Trump won. A good number of them pulled their listings rather than suffer Trump voters sullying their homes with their Trump breath and sweat.
“I have a visceral reaction to the thought of having a Trump supporter in my house,” said one host, who was planning on renting one of three of her bedrooms to an inauguration guest. “No amount of money could make me change my mind. It’s about moral principles.”
It’s going to be an uphill battle for anyone in the Trump administration who lacks serious connections or deep pockets. Maybe it’s a good thing he’s tapped a lot of independently wealthy people like Goldman Sachs executives and CEOs.
The swamp does not drain easily.