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Kellyanne Conway says she didn’t object to her husband George Conway’s change of heart on Trump, but was intrigued by his vocal and ‘aggressive’ dissent

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Kellyanne Conway is accompanied by her husband, George, as they arrive for dinner at Union Station in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017.AP Photo/Matt Rourke

  • Kellyanne Conway in her new memoir expressed bewilderment at her husband’s anti-Trump public posturing.

  • She said her husband George’s “passive-aggressive” tweets were “so irrelevant” to him.

  • “I just wanted old George, the loving husband and father who didn’t waste the day,” she wrote.

When Donald Trump was to assume the presidency after the 2016 presidential election, all eyes were on his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who spearheaded his message and helped give him the keys to the White House.

Once inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she continued to take on a more public role in the administration as an adviser to the president, but an unlikely voice began to counter much of the work she was doing during her term. tenure – that of her husband, George Conway, a Yale-educated conservative lawyer.

In her recently published memoir, “Here’s the Deal,” Kellyanne Conway wrote that her husband George was “glowing” while at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan hotel after the race was called for Trump.

However, two years later, Kellyanne Conway found herself responding to her husband’s slew of anti-Trump tweets, with her partner seemingly turning on the then-president in the most public way – via a Twitter Account which was gaining momentum and creating a political storm in Washington.

Kellyanne Conway – despite her support for Trump – said she could cope with her husband’s change of heart about the then-president, but was not thrilled with the public nature of his deep opposition to the leader of the GOP.

“Exactly no one – starting with me – objected to George’s flip-flop on Trump, even though I didn’t understand it,” she wrote. “George was free to hold opinions, even those that contradicted those he had held not long before. The perplexing and vexing part was how public he was with these differences of opinion, how he was aggressive, how relentless.”

She continued: “It was so out of place for George: the name-calling, the meanness, the passive-aggressive nature. Some were so shocked that they nervously asked if he and I had a plan, as if I was going to be in on a ruse to let go of the president ‘and the people around him.’ ‘It’s all for show,’ people wrote. It’s all silly. If it was a show, I didn’t want to go there. participate, literally.”

Kellyanne Conway then wrote that she felt her husband was “moralizing” while “violating” his marital vows. In the book, she highlighted a June 2020 tweet from her husband that captured the disconnect between the couple.

“No one is obligated to work for, to speak for, to defend, to explain, to rationalize or to excuse this president and his incompetence, his inconvenience and his racism”, he tweeted at the time. “Whether or not to do all of this is a choice. And it is a moral, crucial choice, both for individuals and for the nation.”

The former Trump adviser expressed her displeasure with the tone of the tweets, particularly when her husband directly tagged Trump on Twitter.

“Trump was too busy and too indifferent to notice every comment or commentator,” she wrote. “George is a smart man who had to admit it. So if he wasn’t trying to hurt or embarrass Donald Trump, or kick him out of the White House, then who was his target?”

Kellyanne Conway later said she began to avoid discussing political developments with her husband altogether.

“Over time, George and I barely talked about Trump or politics,” she wrote.

And she longed for her husband to cut his social media habits and return to being the person he was before Trump took office.

“I just wanted the old George, the loving husband and father who didn’t waste the day in an online abyss about the same things over and over again,” she said.

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