White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and her husband George revealed how significantly their disagreement about President Donald Trump has impacted their marriage in a recent profile in The Washington Post.
Kellyanne, who is on television almost daily defending Trump, said she finds George's anti-Trump tweets "disrespectful" to her personally.
"It's disrespectful, it's a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows," Kellyanne told the Post's Ben Terris. Conway reportedly wanted that comment to be attributed to "a person familiar with their relationship," but Terris refused.
What's the conflict?
Kellyanne Conway is one of the most public faces of the Trump administration, and one of Trump's most passionate defenders. Meanwhile, George Conway (a conservative lawyer who introduced Kellyanne to Trump) regularly expresses his opposition to his wife's boss on Twitter.
While George Conway says Twitter is simply a "quick easy way to express myself," Conway believes the tweets are rooted in something deeper.
"I feel there is a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him," Kellyanne told The Washington Post. "Which is ridiculous. One is my work and one is my marriage."
According to The Hill, George Conway is part of a group of anti-Trump conservatives called the "Meeting of the Concerned," and that he regularly contacts media to "advise them on anti-Trump articles."
Why does he criticize so publicly?
George told The Washington Post that he separates Kellyanne's job from their marriage, and that Trump's position is too important for him to simply bite his tongue about his opposition.
"If there's an issue, it's because she's in that job, for that man," George Conway said. "If my wife were the counselor to the CEO of Pepsi and I had a problem with her boss, I would simply drink my Coke and keep my mouth shut. If the president were simply mediocre or even bad, I'd have nothing to say. This is much different."