Kellyanne Conway rises -- again

One suggestion that most in the room agreed with: that Trump should do more local and regional media, which increases his chances of getting more favorable coverage than he’s getting in the national media.

But one person asked how to reconcile what the president wants to see versus what actually helps but that he might not notice.

Trump wants to see surrogates defending him on cable TV but the consensus within Trump’s own communications team is that getting surrogates out in regional and local markets is a far more effective way of conveying POTUS’ messages and accomplishments than appearing on cable TV.

Besides Conway’s address to the group — in which the communications director role wasn’t directly discussed — there was no other discussion during the session about who would replace Hope Hicks.