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Kellyanne Conway delivers ostensible farewell address at RNC

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday evening that portrayed President Trump as a humble, empathetic commander-in-chief who she has "seen firsthand many times ... comforting and encouraging a child who has lost a parent, a parent who has lost a child, a worker who lost his job, an adolescent who lost her way to drugs." She also praised the president's efforts to tackle the nation's drug crisis.

On a more personal note, Conway said Trump "helped me shatter a barrier in the world of politics by empowering me to manage his campaign to its successful conclusion," referring to the fact that in 2016 she became the first woman to run a successful U.S. presidential campaign.

Conway's speech had it's detractors, though others thought it was impressive. Regardless, the remarks were notable because Conway, who has been by Trump's side for years, outlasting many others in the administration, has said she's leaving the White House at the end of the month, which means she likely gave what amounts to a farewell address.