Former President Donald Trump thinks highly of Kellyanne Conway, who served as his campaign manager. Her husband, however, is another matter. George Conway was a frequent tormenter of the 45th president while he was in office, something that Kellyanne revealed in a book published last year was a huge strain on their marriage. The former president did not hold Conway accountable for her husband’s opinions or actions and trusted her as an advisor.
The Daily Mail reported on the subject:
Kellyanne, 56, became a Trump advisor in 2016, serving as his campaign manager. While she endlessly worked for the president, her husband – who co-founded the Lincoln Project, which worked to prevent Trump’s reelection – blasted the president on social media.
It seems the divorce hasn’t slowed his criticism down any, as he was active on Twitter lambasting the former leader on Friday, including retweeting a post where the president’s sanity was questioned.
Having married in 2001, the couple has four children together. However, their conflicting political views during the Trump presidency strained their relationship. According to Kellyanne’s 2022 memoir, “Here’s the Deal,” she viewed George’s constant public criticism of the former president as a form of marital betrayal, dubbing it “cheating by tweeting.” She also revealed that Ivanka Trump had recommended they seek couples therapy, Conservative Brief reports.
But ultimately, the stark contrast in moral standpoints led to divorce in the case of the Conways. And Trump has applauded the decision.
Former President Donald Trump took to his Truth Social media platform on Saturday to post a fiery response to the news that his former top political adviser, Kellyanne Conway, and her husband of 22 years, George Conway, were filing for divorce.
“Congratulations to Kellyanne Conway on her DIVORCE from her wacko husband, Mr. Kellyanne Conway. Free at last, she has finally gotten rid of the disgusting albatross around her neck. She is a great person, and will now be free to lead the kind of life that she deserves…and it will be a great life without the extremely unattractive loser by her side!” the former president said.
In May 2022, Kellyanne discussed her separation from George with the New York Post, as well as the first time he took a swipe at Trump in a tweet:
What was shocking about that tweet looking back it came shortly after [George] took his name out of contention for Justice, Civil Division with a statement that read: “I called the President to take my name out. I sent him full support, it’s great working in the administration, and of course my wonderful wife.” And five days later, he tweeted it. So it was all very confusing. That’s why I said, “Well, he doesn’t tweet. And he wouldn’t say that.” He wasn’t being consistent with his own actions.
What is very galling … I think it was like the summer of 2018 he was telling the Michael Isikoff “Skullduggery” podcast, “Oh, I knew that this administration was a s–tshow and a dumpster fire by April of that year.” And I was like, “Really? Because then you came to Easter, then you came to Halloween, then you came to a very intimate dinner with the Kushners.”
She also discussed her straightforward addressing of her husband’s behavior, Conservative Brief noted:
I didn’t make vows of fidelity to Donald Trump, and I don’t expect George to make vows of fidelity to Donald Trump; but to “love, honor, and cherish” means exactly that. And that’s where I felt like he was violating our marriage vows. I had a job he supported.
[The betrayal was him] being so public about it: “I can cash you in for attention.” I like to say, I lost my husband to Twitter, and she’s not even hot, has no personality. George and I … always took our marriage vows very seriously. We are faithful in our marriage.
I think it’s a 21st-century problem, in that the competition for my husband’s affection and attention wasn’t another woman, it was a whole platform.
Conway told The Post that although the two of them had separated, their kids were doing well in the adjustment:
The kids are great. Their father and I just go back and forth [between houses] … so somebody’s always there with them. We’re doing that so that they can be in the schools where they want to be. [The oldest children] wanted to finish their academic careers where they started. And I can’t be that mom who says to my kids, “Be your own person, chart your own path,” and then tell them where they need to live, and what they need to do. I tell their father, “It’s not like we’re driving kids to chemotherapy, we’re not to complain. We can do this.” I think my kids have more discretion and judgment and resilience and self-possession than the adults [in the media] who were … trying to treat my children like they were already adults.