Eric Trump calls out George Conway for disrespecting wife Kellyanne Conway

December 4, 2018

Eric Trump criticized George Conway, husband of White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on Monday for bad-mouthing his wife’s career.

“Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all,” the president’s son wrote on Twitter.

George Conway’s contempt for his wife’s boss is not a secret. He has publicly railed against President Donald Trump numerous times, recently describing his administration as a “s***show.”

Twitter sparring

George Conway responded to Eric’s taunt by re-tweeting a parody of the rebuke:

Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect the Trumps show toward the rule of law, the presidency and its place of work, and everything this nation has fought SO hard to achieve might top them all. Donald Trump is(sic) terrible person and frankly his actions are horrible.

It isn’t clear what provoked Eric’s tweet, but it came shortly after George Conway, who is a lawyer, suggested that the president was guilty of witness tampering and obstruction of justice after Trump praised long-time associate and Republican campaign guru Roger Stone for promising to not testify against him. Stone told ABC on Sunday that he would have to “make things up, and I’m not going to do that.”

“‘I will never testify against Trump.’ This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about ‘President Trump.’ Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’” Trump tweeted Monday.

Conway responded, “File under ’18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512′,” referencing the U.S. code statutes for witness tampering and obstruction.

Stone is a top target in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, which is believed to be nearing its conclusion. Mueller is looking into alleged connections between Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to determine whether Stone had advance knowledge of the site’s decision to release Democrats’ emails before the 2016 election.

Jealous husband?

George Conway has criticized Trump in tweets and op-eds published in the Washington Post and New York Times, challenging several of Trump’s actions as unconstitutional. Responding to a critical op-ed in which George Conway argued that Trump violated the Constitution by appointing acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, President Trump said that “Mr. Kellyanne Conway” is “just trying to get publicity for himself.”

Last month, George Conway formed Checks and Balances, an organization of “conservative” lawyers last month dedicated to criticizing Trump. He also told a podcast last month that the Republican party had become a “personality cult” under Trump’s leadership and that he would rather move to Australia than vote for Trump. He also said that he turned down a job offer with the Justice Department last year because he didn’t want to be associated with the “dumpster fire” Trump administration.

“I’m filling out the financial forms and it’s like — I forget what part time of year it was, it was like late April — man, I’m thinking. I’m watching this thing and, it’s like the administration is like a s***show in a dumpster fire,” George Conway said. “And I’m like, ‘I don’t want to do that. I don’t know.’”

Conway admitted in the interview with Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” that his public criticism of Trump makes things uncomfortable for his wife, but “we agree on most policy things. … So this is the one we really disagree about.”

“I don’t think she likes it,” George Conway said. “But I’ve told her, I don’t like the administration, so it’s even.”

Kellyanne has described his comments as “disrespectful” and suggested that her husband may be jealous.

“I feel there’s a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him,” Conway told the Washington Post over the summer. “Which is ridiculous. One is my work and one is my marriage.”


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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.