Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Just Criticized Trump’s Travel Ban Tweets

President-elect Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway speaks with members of the media as she arrives for a dinner at Union Station ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, center, accompanied by her husband, George, speaks with members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Un... FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, center, accompanied by her husband, George, speaks with members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Union Station in Washington, the day before Trump's inauguration. Trump has chosen George Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department. The Wall Street Journal reports that he was chosen to head the office that has responsibility for defending the administration's proposed travel ban and defending lawsuits filed against the administration. The White House and the Justice Department would not confirm the pick Saturday, March 18, 2017. George Conway declined to comment. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) MORE LESS
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The husband of White House aide Kellyanne Conway, who himself was reportedly considered for two administration jobs, wrote Monday that President Donald Trump’s tweets about his travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority countries would make it difficult for the government to defend the ban in court.

George Conway, who recently withdrew himself from consideration to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, criticized the President’s assertion on Twitter that “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”

“These tweets may make some ppl feel better,” Conway wrote. “[B]ut they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad.”

“OSG” is shorthand for the Office of the Solicitor General, which argues on the government’s behalf before the Supreme Court. Though Conway has not responded to TPM’s questions about the statement, the Washington Post’s Matt Zapotosky reported that Conway had confirmed the authenticity of the tweet to him in an email.

Conway himself was at one point reportedly under consideration to become Trump’s solicitor general. Trump ultimately nominated Noel Francisco for the job.

On Thursday, the DOJ asked the Supreme Court to temporarily reinstate Trump’s travel ban as it works its way through appeals courts.

Trump has repeatedly argued for the ban in the days following a terrorist attack in London on Saturday.

Later on Monday, Conway kept tweeting:

This post has been updated.

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  1. The walk-back starts in 3…2…1…

  2. George isn’t considering his wife’s advice.

    “Every time you say ‘Twitter,’ imagine if you said ‘terrorists.’ Maybe we’d have a different type of vigilance.”

  3. Hey give him a break – look who he’s married to. Isn’t that punishment enough?

  4. “Sad” = deliberate mockery. Makes me wonder how many more fucks Kellyanne has to give herself if the hubs just lets fly that way. I also read some on-background stuff about unhappy inner-circlers getting ready to bail and write tell-all books. ETA of course she’d probably never work again in a similar campaign, but there’s always polling. Bet she’d get a pretty healthy advance on that book.

  5. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Every freaking day - it is a demented Hobson’s choice of crap coming from this White House - it is either disjointed illogical spewing from mister tiny digits … or it is some calculating & twisted destructive maneuver framed out by the malevolent Bannon brain trust. Can’t this putz go 24 hours without lashing out at somebody in a crude & uncivil manner?

    At this point one can only conclude that it is all intentional and the destructiveness is by design - so all those who are “taken aback” or “stand aghast” need to wake the F up

    • this is not inadvertent - not ‘accidental’ the culture & sensibilities of this nation are under deliberate massive daily assault by Trump in mindless random ways - and Bannon in a cynical and deliberate effort to flip over the game table - and re-write the rules of the game - Bannon is flat out an enemy of traditional democratic process & government by the majority - he sees life & governing as one giant no-holds barred - winner take all game of war for the control of the USA - and then the world -

    Everyone needs to consider - we are not even 6 months into this cluster-F … with constant irrational whipsawing of the dialog and continued undermining of the operational structure of the country - Where do you imagine things will be in 36 months?

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