August 15, 2022

Kellyanne Conway’s husband just went right for Trump’s jugular after morning tweetstorm

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One of the strangest interpersonal dynamics of the Trump era has to be the one between Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and her husband George Conway. While the former is one of Trump’s most dishonest, rabid acolytes — and in fact the author of the now-infamous “alternative facts” neologism — the latter has little love for our authoritarianism-fetishizing leader.


The contentious difference in opinion pulsing at the heart of the married couple’s relationship was once again put on full display this morning. As usual, Trump started his morning with a paranoia-flecked string of outrageous tweets.

This time, he aimed the brunt of his ire at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a man who has become the president’s favorite punching bag in recent days.

The president has never forgiven Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation and views it as a political betrayal. He wanted Sessions to exploit his appointment as AG for political hackery and to defend the president personally from legal threats.

Trump slammed Sessions for failing to go after his political rivals, ranging from James Comey to Hillary Clinton. The tweets read as a hodgepodge of the president’s most disingenuous greatest hits. It’s clear that he’s growing desperate.

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In response to the tweets, George Conway invoked the constitution and pointed out that the country doesn’t need Jeff Sessions to do Trump’s bidding, what it needs is for Trump to perform the duties he swore to uphold, specifically his responsibility to ensure that the laws are “faithfully executed.” Conway even went so far as to put “President” in quotations, perhaps implying that he, like millions of Americans, view Trump as an illegitimate leader.

How Mr. Conway has managed to keep his marriage at least nominally afloat while married to one of the president’s worst enablers is a mystery. Suffice it to say, there is bound to be an awkward silence hanging over the Conway family dinner table tonight.

Robert Haffey

Robert Haffey is a political writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

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