Kellyanne’s Husband Scolds Trump on Twitter
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017—George Conway, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, scolded Donald Trump in a tweet Monday morning in the latest proof that Donald Trump’s tweeting habit is costing him critical support. Conway was criticizing Trump’s insistence on calling his controversial executive order a travel ban, despite overwhelming advice to the contrary.
George Conway withdrew his name from consideration for the position as the Trump administration’s solicitor general Friday. On Monday, he admonished Trump on Twitter.
These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad. https://t.co/zVhcyfm8Hr
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 5, 2017
The Twitter account is not verified and has few followers and little activity, leading many to initially believe it was a parody account.
However, Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky confirmed Monday that the tweet did in fact come from George Conway.
In the 1990s, Conway played a central, yet hidden, role in Republican cases against then-president Bill Clinton.
A partner at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Conway took his name out of consideration for solicitor general Friday, saying it was a matter of timing,
“I have reluctantly concluded, however, that, for me and my family, this is not the right time for me to leave the private sector and take on a new role in the federal government,” Conway said in a statement.
The job of solicitor general went to Noel Francisco, a New York attorney.
In removing his name from consideration, Conway nevertheless reiterated his support for Trump, “Kellyanne and I continue to support the President and his Administration, and I look forward to doing so in whatever way I can from outside the government.”
Apparently support has crumbled somewhat since Conway’s Friday statement, the tweet directly referencing the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) and the job Conway turned down.
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