Kellyanne Conway Says Husband’s Trump Tweets ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Violation of Basic Decency’ in Stunning Profile
A new profile in the Washington Post takes a peek underneath of gilded veneer of Kellyanne and George Conway‘s lives to reveal a tension all too familiar in many American households: a tension based on Trump alliances.
The White House counselor is, of course, is one of Donald Trump‘s most loyal supporters regularly appearing on cable news to explain away, defend and otherwise bolster her boss.
George is not a big fan of Trump and occasionally takes to Twitter to pan POTUS.
Speaking of his tweets, George said this to WaPo‘s Ben Terris: “It’s an outlet, that keeps it a small part of my life.”
“I think I’m actually holding back a little,” he added. “I think the reason why is obvious.”
That particular moment took place in the Conways’ kitchen. As George confessed about Trump, Kellyanne apparently sang “loudly into a cucumber” to make it hard to hear his words.
A bit comical? Perhaps, but it was not the only time Kellyanne revealed her distaste for George’s tweets.
At one point, Kellyanne — who went in and off-record throughout — dropped a few truth bombs she later did not want to be attributed to her but instead reported, “as someone familiar,” including calling George’s tweets “disrespectful” and “a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows.”
Here is the conversation, as recalled by Terris:
Me: You told me you found [George’s tweets] disrespectful.
Kellyanne: It is disrespectful, it’s a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows . . . as “a person familiar with their relationship.”
Me: No, we’re on the record here. You can’t say after the fact “as someone familiar.”
Kellyanne: I told you everything about his tweets was off the record.
Me: No, that’s not true. That never happened.
Kellyanne: Well, people do see it this way. People do see it that way, I don’t say I do, but people see it that way.
Me: But I’m saying we never discussed everything about his tweets being off the record. There are certain things you said that I put off the record.
Kellyanne: Fine. I’ve never actually said what I think about it and I won’t say what I think about it, which tells you what I think about it.
Kellyanne also told Terris she didn’t like it much when the media used George’s tweets to make it appear their marriage was in jeopardy, yet the snarkiness between the two when it came to Trump seemed unmistakable in the WaPo report.
“He’s not just my boss,” Kellyanne said at one point. “He’s our president.”
“Yeah,” George retorted. “We’ll see how long that lasts.”
You can read the whole thing here.
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