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- President Donald Trump appears to have created an ideological rift between White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, attorney George Conway, according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday.
- George gained notoriety for railing against the president on Twitter.
- Kellyanne said she’s not a fan of George’s critical views about her boss.
- “I think it’s disrespectful,” Kellyanne said. “I think it disrespects his wife.”
President Donald Trump appears to have created an ideological rift between White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, attorney George Conway, according to a Washington Post report published Wednesday.
George, who once considered joining the Justice Department after Trump took office, gained notoriety after railing against the president on Twitter. In a now-deleted tweet, he described Trump’s string of hirings and firings at the White House as “absurd;” and in another tweet, described Trump’s statements as “false and misleading.”
Kellyanne, on the other hand, could be seen cheerleading many of Trump’s policies or extinguishing the White House’s fiery critics. This week, Conway attempted to mitigate the unflattering details from former communications director Omarosa Manigault’s new book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”
This political divide in the Conway household appears to have affected at least some parts of their marriage. Kellyanne said she viewed George’s critical views on her boss with disdain, and also appeared to downplay his importance in political spheres.
“I think it’s disrespectful,” Kellyanne told The Post. “I think it disrespects his wife.”
“Nobody knows who I am because of my husband,” Kellyanne added. “People know of my husband because of me.”
Ann Coulter, the provocative conservative speaker, reportedly introduced George to Kellyanne. The Conways married in 2001 and moved into the Trump World Tower in New York. Trump took notice of George during a condominium board meeting and offered him to join the board.
But George passed on the offer and told his wife. He now says he regrets making the introduction.
“Knowing what I know now,” George said in The Post, “I would have said no, and never mentioned it when I got home.”
“I’m just saddened by how things turned out,” George added.