Former White House advisor Kellyanne Conway had an interesting Twitter exchange involving George Conway, her estranged husband who has spent years attacking former President Donald Trump — including when Kellyanne worked for the 45th president.
The exchanges on Twitter began when Conway, a supposed Republican lawyer turned anti-Trump activist, praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, the case involving affirmative action in which the court decided that race could not be the deciding factor in college admissions.
“I despise squeezing human beings into checkboxes. You should too. There are days when progressive apocalypticism approaches the level of Trumpist apocalypticism, and this day is one of them,” George Conway tweeted.
This prompted a tweet from far-left figure Elie Mystal, who wrote: “Happy ‘George Conway is not your friend’ Day for all who observe. It happens right around this time in June every go**amn year.”
Kellyanne Conway then responded to Mystal by tweeting: “Attacking @gtconway3d for agreeing with #SupremeCourt that it’s unconstitutional to consider race in college admissions is especially rich,” she argued. “George is Asian; a product of public schools; accepted to Harvard at 16, Yale Law School at 20; made partner at top law firm at 30; not a nepo baby; immigrant mother & non-college degree father; he paid off his student loans; checked no box; asked for no special preferences.”
It even prompted a response from their daughter Claudia Conway.
George Conway also addressed his critics by professing to “love all of you” except for Donald Trump, who he said he’d nevertheless be “willing to visit” in prison.
This led to Kellyanne offering him some advice in a follow-up:
Don’t grovel to the bullies, George, incl. your @MSNBC TV bros & “Twitter ‘friends’” (itself an oxymoron) now attacking you. They feted you into the 24/7 Trump Derangement Syndrome Cult & want you for one big reason (hint: it’s not Corgis). When you dare venture out into your actual expertise & make ppl think about the Constitution beyond their personal politics & pettiness, they lash out. Sad? For sure. Worth the cost? Highly doubtful.
It’s been a tough few months for Kellyanne.
Last month, Claudia Conway made headlines after announcing her decision to become an online Playboy model. The 18-year-old launched a subscription page on Playboy.com.
Prior to that, George and Kellyanne released a statement in March announcing their divorce.
There had been a growing conflict between Kellyanne and George, the latter of whom has long been a vocal critic of Trump and tormented him throughout his presidency, helping to found the anti-Trump Lincoln Project that is now defunct and was itself a center of controversy.
Kellyanne has previously pointed to her husband’s public statements opposing Trump, which occurred while she was working for the president, as a significant factor in the deterioration of their marriage.
“Beltway insiders tell us that they’ve both lawyered up and that the two sides are hashing out the details of the split,” according to Page Six.
In 2016, Kellyanne Conway initially acted as an advisor to candidate Trump during the elections before taking on the role of campaign manager.
In 2022, Vanity Fair noted, “One of the greatest mysteries of the 21st century is the marriage of Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George — specifically, if they hate each other as much as their public commentary would suggest, or if the whole thing is some kind of three-dimensional chess designed to further their own interests.”
The couple got married in 2001 and have 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.
In May of that year, ahead of the book’s release, she told the New York Post that the two of them had separated, but their kids were holding up:
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.”
She also took aim at former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace in her book. In a published excerpt, Conway describes one interview with Wallace in which she says he attempted to bully her into speaking about her husband, George.