It’s one thing to disagree with your spouse and with what he/she does. It’s another to actively work AGAINST your significant other. Yet, that’s exactly what George Conway is doing.
According to this, he founded an organization “whose goal is to push back against the president.”
Charter members of the group, called Checks and Balances, include former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former acting Attorney General Stuart Gerson, former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty and former Deputy White House Counsel Phillip Brady.
Missing from its mission statement is any mention of Conway’s wife, who helmed Trump’s White House quest and became the first woman to successfully bring a presidential campaign across a November finish line.
‘We believe in the rule of law, the power of truth, the independence of the criminal justice system, the imperative of individual rights and the necessity of civil discourse,’ the group says, seeming to spell out a list of what its members see as the president’s shortcomings.
‘We believe these principles apply regardless of the party or persons in power.’
I just feel like this is so messed up from a spousal standpoint. Kellyanne ran Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. She’s a spokeswoman, and her husband is totally undermining her work. I’m not saying George can’t disagree with Trump, but he should consider his wife and do it in a more tactful manner. Or…you know, keep his frustration to himself.
But nope. He can’t. He even recently wrote an op-ed about Trump choosing Justice Department Chief of Staff Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general.
Reporters asked Trump about George’s op-ed, and Trump was all, “You mean Mr. Kellyanne Conway?”
“He’s just trying to get publicity for himself,” he continued.”Why don’t you do this: Why don’t you ask Kellyanne that question, all right? She might know him better than me. I really don’t know the guy.”
Kellyanne eventually addressed Trump’s remarks about her husband.
“People describe my husband as ‘Kellyanne Conway’s husband’ more often than they describe him by his first name. So I’m sure the feminists are really cheering me on today,” she said.
HA! I LOVE that response.
Anyway, Kellyanne says her husband’s critiques don’t really bother her.
“It doesn’t affect me or my job at all,” she told Fox News. “I’ve never been doing better personally or professionally. People argue about the Constitution every day. That’s why we have the United States Supreme Court. That’s why we have an entire U.S. circuit court system.”
“He and his co-author have one opinion, the president and his attorneys have another,” she continued. “Respectfully, I offer my advice to the president in private. I don’t need to put it on the opinion pages, because I’m counselor to the president.”
Not many women would be able to deal with a husband actively opposing her day-to-day work. Kellyanne is a remarkable woman for sure.
h/t Daily Mail