The seemingly ill-matched marriage between Donald Trump’s Senior Political Advisor Kellyanne Conway and her notoriously “Never Trump” husband George Conway has been puzzling to Americans since the Republican attorney first began speaking out about his wife’s employer in his regular Twitter posts questioning the mental stability of the president.
Whether Mr. Conway’s exceedingly low opinion of Trump is the result of details gleaned from his wife’s pillow or breakfast table conversations has never been divulged, but sharp contrast between the husband’s withering social media posts and Ms. Conway’s shrill Rumpelstiltskin routine — spinning the straw lies of the president’s alternative facts into political gold — has had the public speculating that the apparently polarized viewpoints held by the couple are merely a clever way to protect the family’s future income stream no matter which way the political winds eventually blow.
In the aftermath of the shameful pre-ordained acquittal of the president in a fixed, witnessless trial by the Republican-controlled Senate and Trump’s “Friday Night Massacre” — as this weekend’s firing of all of the witnesses who truthfully testified about his malfeasance in the House impeachment hearings is being referred to — the political differences between the two heads of the Conway family could not be more stark.
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For her part, Kellyanne Conway was making the cable news rounds defending the president’s vindictive decision to fire both Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council member who testified against him in Congress, and his twin brother. Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Vindman, who did not testify.
Ms. Conway told Fox News that the forcible escort from the premises of the White House experienced by the two brothers was much ado about nothing as the Vindmans were still employed by the Department of Defense and that their removal was simply the regular end to an Executive Branch detail that had ended
“This is very typical to have a detailee for a temporary period of time who then returns to what their full-time job is,” Ms. Conway said on Fox News.
That statement apparently did not sit well with her husband who came the closest to directly denouncing the words of his wife than he has throughout their carefully choreographed dance around the rotting elephant carcass in the room. His post on Twitter directly accuses anyone who contradicts the idea that Alexander Vindman was fired because he told the truth about the president’s criminal behavior of “pure gaslighting.”
When @realDonaldTrump says he got rid of Vindman because Vindman “reported contents of my ‘perfect’ calls incorrectly,” he’s admitting he fired the man for giving truthful testimony that led to Trump’s impeachment. To suggest anything else happened here is pure gaslighting. https://t.co/52PZSU58gO
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 10, 2020
Either Mr. Conway was throwing shade on his wife’s own earlier comments on the Vindman firing, or he was blissfully unaware of her morning activities, although the latter seems highly unlikely. It should be an interesting evening in the Conway household tonight, to say the least.
At least the ongoing soap opera of the political differences within the Conway family can provide some slightly amusing diversion from the nightmare that is the reality of the president’s revenge-laden behavior.
Our amusement, however, can’t eliminate the sad fact that we will now have to continue to suffer through the rest of this corrupt administration’s term in office until inauguration day 2021 at the least.
Original reporting by Andrew Buncombe at The Independent.