‘Incompetently Botched’: George Conway Roasts Trump for Messy DHS Secretary Departure

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George Conway, the husband of Kellyanne Conway, called out President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he “incompetently botched” the naming of a successor for departing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

After Nielsen’s abrupt resignation on Sunday, Trump publicly announced she would be leaving and named Kevin McAleenan as the new acting secretary, but Nielsen later followed up on Twitter, saying she will stay on until Wednesday to “assist with an orderly transition.”

This was a move Conway was quick to bash the president for, as he pointed out Trump’s ineffective efforts to retain cabinet members at key departments and noted that the president reversed immediately implementing Nielsen’s resignation because it was probably against the law.

“Her letter said ‘effective April 7’—yesterday. They must have realized late last night how Trump incompetently botched the naming of her successor without having someone check the statute,” Conway said.

“But was the resignation letter accepted?” he added, questioning if Trump had properly gone through the correct procedures to be legally able to appoint a new secretary to lead DHS.

Conway also noted that Nielsen’s resignation letter followed former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ in not referring to working for Trump as an honor, something that would be a traditional gesture given to most presidents.

Conway also retweeted a post that mentions that Trump does not have people to lead the departments that would be most crucial in overseeing his so-called “national emergency.”

The lawyer took another one of many shots to the credibility of his wife’s boss, joking, “we don’t really have a president.”

Conway then stressed, despite any jokes, “In all seriousness, we have no competent, functioning president.”

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