Perhaps the strangest ongoing saga of the Trump era is the relationship between the president and George Conway, the husband to top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. While Kellyanne lies so frequently for the president that some news programs won’t even have her on as a guest anymore, her husband is an outspoken critic of the commander in chief.
George and Trump have been trading barbs on Twitter for a while, but their feud escalated on Tuesday morning when Trump retweeted his 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale (who attacked Conway as jealous of Kellyanne’s success), and called George Conway “a total loser!”
A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2019
Parscale’s assertion that Trump “doesn’t even know” George Conway is obvious nonsense, and that claim was proved false in a letter obtained by The Washington Post that dates back to 2006.
Though Trump called George Conway a “total loser” on Tuesday, he wrote in the 2006 letter that Conway had “a truly great voice, certainly not a bad asset for a top trial lawyer!” The letter was addressed to Conway, thanking him for “ridding Trump World Tower of some very bad people.”
And George Conway even went a step further with the feud, calling up the Post for an interview in which he described Trump’s presidency as “so maddening to watch.”
Conway also took issue with Parscale’s theory that he was ousted from the Justice Department. Conway recalled that he was offered a position at the department but turned it down.
“I’m thinking to myself, this guy is going to be at war with the Justice Department for the next two years,” he said. “I’m not doing this.”
George and Kellyanne Conway have known Trump for years. They lived in Trump World Tower in New York, and before she joined Trump, Kellyanne was a pollster for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). George even told the Post that Trump asked him in 2016 whether he should fire the U.S. attorney in Manhattan.