The Conway family was split Friday in response to a tweet from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. The former diplomat criticized President Trump on Twitter after he seemed to celebrate a break-in that happened at the home of Congressman Elijah Cummings.
“Really bad news!” Trump wrote. “The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!”
“This is so unnecessary,” Haley responded.
This is so unnecessary. 🙄
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 2, 2019
Kellyanne Conway, one of the president’s closest advisors in the White House, hit back at Haley, citing her tweet and writing “THIS is so unnecessary.” She also commented, “Trump-PENCE2020.” That last bit seemed to be a jab at the never-ending rumors and suggestions that Trump could replace Mike Pence with Nikki Haley on the 2020 ticket.
THIS is so unnecessary
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 2, 2019
But George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband, had a different view on Haley’s criticism of Trump.
“Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm,” he wrote. “Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side.”
Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm. Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side. pic.twitter.com/MIjuUPSHtN
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 2, 2019
George Conway has become a frequent critic of the president. In April, he called the president “deranged Donald,” and he’s since written an op-ed arguing the president is a racist. President Trump attacked George Conway on Twitter in March, claiming he wanted a job in the Trump administration and writing, “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone-cold LOSER & husband from hell!”
Haley’s tweet puts her among the list of former Trump officials who have turned critical of the president. Also on that list are former top aide Omarosa Manigault and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
And this isn’t the first time that she has criticized the president. She seemed to take a jab at the president in late 2018, saying, “In the last two years, I’ve seen true evil. We have some serious political differences here at home. But our opponents are not evil. They’re just our opponents.”