Kellyanne Conway: 'No excuse' for Trump not to get things done

Kellyanne Conway: 'No excuse' for Trump not to get things done

President-elect Donald Trump is uniquely positioned to overhaul key policies and spur economic growth, and with a Republican Congress, he should succeed, senior advisor Kellyanne Conway told CNBC on Wednesday.

"If Donald Trump succeeds, he makes good on all of his promises as president in the first 100 days, you have a roaring economy again," Conway said on "Squawk Box."

"It just takes will, and it takes leadership. And now that he has Congress across the Hill here, there's really no excuse to not get it done," she said.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for his influence during the election, part of which, according to Conway, came from his effective use of social media to bolster his campaign and presidential rhetoric.

"President-elect Trump sees that he has this massive online platform," Conway said. "And he sees an opportunity to communicate right to people by cutting through the noise or the silence, whatever the case may be, through social media platforms."

Those platforms, specifically Twitter, enable Trump to sway public interest and favor, like on Tuesday, when he denounced Boeing's production of a what he called a $4 billion Air Force One project for being too expensive.

Boeing's stock fell more than 1 percent in response before recovering.

When asked whether all of Trump's tweets will be vetted for accuracy upon becoming president to prevent violent market moves from misinformation, Conway had a simple response:

"He's the president of the United States. He'll be making many decisions that affect industry that have nothing to do with online social media platforms, period."