The ups and downs of working in the White House administration continue. This week’s storyline focuses on Kellyanne Conway choosing to side with President Trump over her husband.
Conway, the special counsel to the president, intensely defended her boss even after he called her husband a “total loser.” Kellyanne’s husband, George Conway, is a conservative lawyer who has been propagating a narrative that the president is a narcissist who has lost his marbles.
While doing a phone interview with Politico‘s Daniel Lippman, Kellyanne sided with Trump. She said he could fire her for her husband being such a distraction and tell her to go home and be with her kids. But instead he isn’t, Trump is just calling her husband a “whack job” and a “husband from hell.” The president told reporters Wednesday on the White House grounds, “I think he’s doing a tremendous disservice to a wonderful woman.”
“You think he should take that sitting down?” Kellyanne asked about the president.
She said her husband — “respectfully” — is no psychiatrist. The couple have four children and have been married for 18 years.
The idea that this is just a “distraction” for Kellyanne is probably an understatement. This White House drama is like a page out of the movie “War of the Roses.” It’s hard to imagine why a supportive husband would try to damage his wife’s job. Kellyanne told CNN’s Dana Bash in an interview last month that her husband was initially “crying in his MAGA hat” with joy over Trump’s presidency on election night.
Political analyst Goria Borger said to CNN on Wednesday, “I believe if I were Kellyanne, I’d be upset with my husband.”
But she also said Trump has a “pot kettle” issue by calling George the “husband from hell.”
When George was asked about Trump calling him “Mr. Kellyanne Conway,” he didn’t seem bothered by it, calling it “extremely juvenile and boorish.”
“Where do I buy the Conway book?” TV host Michael Smerconish asked, sitting on a panel this afternoon alongside Borger on Brooke Baldwin‘s show.
Credit: Daily Caller