Kellyanne Conway told David Axelrod that the media made her husband “what they wanted him to be.”
She spoke about the challenges created by George Conway’s vocal dissent against Trump, her former boss.
“All I wanted him to be was my husband and the father of my children,” she said of George on CNN’s “The Ax Files.”
Former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in a recent interview that the media was trying to turn her husband into a “psychiatrist” who diagnosed former President Donald Trump.
In an interview With former senior White House adviser David Axelrod on CNN’s “The Ax Files,” Conway spoke about the personal journey she took with her husband, attorney George Conway, and emphasized that support for the former president was not something she took from her. demanded him.
“George owes no allegiance to any political party, or President Trump, or President Biden, or anything like that. That’s not the objection. His vows were to me. The vows were not with me politically,” she said.
Kellyanne Conway noted that her husband was very supportive as she led the successful 2016 presidential election, including during the early morning hours after the longtime businessman’s race was called. She also said that his online social media activity that year was minimal compared to the large online following he now has.
“Everyone should know that in 2016, known as the ‘Year of the Tweet’, George Conway sent zero tweets. He’s now sent over 100,000. Again, that’s his right, but you should know that, ” she said.
“You should also know that George, like me, was absolutely thrilled when Donald Trump was elected and Mike Pence was elected in the early hours of November 9, 2016,” Conway continued.
The veteran political pollster then spoke about the dilemma she now faces and the two have split deeply over the issue of Trump.
“He’s my person. He’s my man. He’s my person. He’s my sounding board. My safety net. And that’s all gone now. And it’s gone, for what? Politics? For the January 6 committee hearings like told by George Conway on CNN? What for?” she said to Axelrod.
“I write in the book: you have to decide whether you would rather be right or rather be loved. I am honestly not the one who made that decision,” she added.
Kellyanne Conway also emphasized this point in her new memoirs“Here’s the Deal,” where she said she couldn’t wrap her head around his vocal opposition to her former boss.
“George was free to have opinions, even if they contradicted those he had recently held,” she wrote† “The mind-boggling and irritating thing was how public he was with those differences, how aggressive, how incessant.”
She told David Axelrod that the media focused on the highly visible conflict between the two public figures and “made him what they wanted him to be.”
“He’s an expert on constitutional law. He’s a political adviser. He’s a psychiatrist who diagnoses his impatient Donald Trump. I just wanted him to be my husband and the father of my children.” , she said.
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