The Untold Truth Of Kellyanne Conway's Daughter

It's not unusual for children to disagree with their parents, and members of Gen Z have taken to social media to express their dissent when it comes to politics. Many are too young to vote, but they haven't let their age stop them from influencing those who can impact the 2020 Presidential Election. For one such teenager, however, her TikTok videos and Instagram posts have garnered significant attention because she also happens to be the daughter of Donald Trump's controversial senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway.

Claudia Conway is growing up in a notoriously conservative household. However, like her father, George T. Conway III, this teen isn't afraid to express her anti-Trump political views. Claudia, a self-proclaimed leftist and activist, skyrocketed to fame in June 2020, after journalist Taylor Lorenz tweeted about the young activist's outspoken nature. Now, with tens of thousands of followers — and counting — the teen plans to use her growing platform to educate and inform.

"I know a lot of my friends are so informed and I think they wouldn't be if it weren't for social media, which is why I think using one's platform for good and for the education of others is so, so important, especially in our day," Claudia told USA Today. "It's 2020. Everyone should get on board, especially Gen Z. We should all educate ourselves and spread love any way we can because, because our world is so filled with hate. There's no room for any more."

Claudia Conway does not share her mom's politics

For Claudia Conway, daughter of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, maturing in the midst of controversy hasn't been easy. "Growing up in a family where you're really only exposed to one side and your mom is a public figure working for some of the biggest Republican politicians in the nation, you know, 12-year-old me was wondering, 'Why? Why is my mom doing this?'" Claudia told USA Today. "'What does she believe in? Why does she believe this and why does she fight for this so much?' And so I started reading."

"Growing up when your mom is Kellyanne Conway, it's really really hard to disassociate yourself with that image because people look at me and are like 'oh, that's Kellyanne Conway's daughter,' she must love Trump. In reality, I really don't," she said, per Insider. In fact, Claudia noted that her views and those of her infamous mother "could not be more opposite."

But that doesn't mean she harbors any negative feelings toward her conservative parents. "Believe it or not, you can have your own opinions not influenced by your parents at all simply by educating yourself! My views don't have anything to do with my mom's," Claudia told her TikTok followers (per the New York Post). "[B]ut just please no hate to my mom or my dad, they're both amazing people and I love them so much." 

Claudia Conway believes knowledge conquers ignorance

As a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, Claudia Conway frequently uses social media to share her views about hot topics. "We all must check our bias at the door. We must check our political affiliations at the door," Claudia posted on Instagram, noting that the BLM movement shouldn't be about bipartisan politics. "This is a human rights movement. Let's end systemic racism and destroy the agenda of institutional racism. Let's get on the RIGHT side of history."

While Claudia and her mom, Kellyanne Conway, "do get into arguments a lot" over politics, this mother-and-daughter duo still has a "best friend relationship," (per USA Today). "I know my mom always told me: if you believe it, go stand for it," she said, per Insider.

Claudia believes education holds the key to conquering society's greatest flaws. "I believe that ignorance stems from a lack of education and a lack of knowledge and I believe knowledge is power," she said, via Insider. "Even if you have opposite views of me as long as you're informed and able to see both sides that's all that really matters."

Adults can criticize social media all they want, but if Claudia's content is any indication of the good that can come from such platforms, there's arguably nothing wrong with an informed youth formulating and expressing opinions of their own!