Kellyanne Conway Wanted To Slam Husband George For “Disrespectful” Anti-Trump Tweets – As Anonymous Source
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway recently criticized her husband for a series of tweets in which he slammed President Donald Trump, although she said she wanted her remarks to be off the record.
While speaking to The Washington Post, Conway called her husband George‘s Twitter posts about the president “disrespectful” and even went as far as to say they may have broken their “marital vows.” The presidential adviser reportedly asked to be referred to as an anonymous source, or “a person familiar with their relationship.”
George Conway — a lawyer and former candidate for U.S. solicitor general — previously supported Trump but has now fiercely criticized the president on a number of issues including the Muslim ban, the firing of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and the $130,000 hush-money payment the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Here is a snapshot of the conversation Kellyanne Conway had with Ben Terris — the Post reporter who interviewed her — and that was published on Wednesday evening:
I’m late to this but Kellyanne Conway trying to go on background to badmouth her husband tells you everything you need to know about Kellyanne Conway https://t.co/hu8GetVyeJ pic.twitter.com/FHPN8cFEyp
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) August 15, 2018
Dozens of journalists reveled in the exchange between the presidential counselor and Terris, with some calling the comments of Trump’s former campaign manager on par with her infamous “alternative facts” phrase:
I mean … You almost have to admire the sheer chutzpah here. Kellyanne Conway tries to give the Washington Post a comment about her own marriage as “a person familiar with their relationship”. https://t.co/3CBWc1WoAt pic.twitter.com/UzCnxWbroc
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) August 15, 2018
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 15, 2018
Thanks to this new WaPo article I will forever believe that any “anoynomous White House source” or “Trump staffer” is actually Kellyanne Conway. pic.twitter.com/4V5F2Y4Y0a
— Farron Cousins (@farronbalanced) August 15, 2018
In which we are treated to the most Trump-era exchange ever: Kellyanne Conway trying unsuccessfully to go off the record to blast her husband’s anti-Trump tweets as a violation of their marital vows https://t.co/KcDMnFYsl0
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) August 15, 2018
This is Kellyanne Conway’s second blunder in recent weeks, following her inability to name a top African-American White House aide in an interview over the weekend.