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 f