One of the things people wonder about most since January 2017 is the question of whether or not Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George Conway, actually hate each other as much as their public comments would suggest, or if the whole thing is some kind of three-dimensional chess designed to further the Trump administration’s, and the couple’s own, interests.
I mean, George Conway is now a contributor on CNN and that probably brings a nice little paycheck and would certainly be helpful if he decides to cash out and write a book (which he most certainly will.)
For instance, most people would have a problem if their spouse called their boss’s operation “a shit-show in a dumpster fire,” suggested that he’d obstructed justice and engaged in witness tampering, diagnosed him with narcissistic personality disorder, and, over the course of a 11,500-word article laid out why his “ingrained and extreme behavioral characteristics make it impossible for him to carry out the duties of the presidency.”
In addition, most people would probably not be thrilled about their spouse attempting to trash-talk them as an anonymous source in the pages of the Washington Post.
Is the whole thing performance art? Do the two laugh about it while exchanging sweet nothings in their 15,000-square-foot house? One would have to assume as much!
But according to friends of the couple who spoke to the New York Times, it’s all true: They legitimately hate each other’s guts!
From the NYT:
…if you think it’s all shtick, some wink-and-nod act by a couple who fights by day and snuggles by night, planning a payday after Mr. Trump leaves the scene, think again, say some people close to America’s oddest political couple. “Those who think this is a 14-dimensional chess game are mistaken,” said Rick Wilson, who with Mr. Conway and several other Republicans formed the Lincoln Project, an effort to beat Mr. Trump in the 2020 election. Mr. Conway “has taken unequivocal and irreversible actions that have established his bona fides as someone who opposes Donald Trump, and she’s going to be for Donald Trump until the last dog dies,” he said, adding a question that many Americans have asked themselves about the Conways: “Who knows the secrets of the human heart?”
And there’s more!
Friends say the Conways are staying together for their children, although the couple is not always in the same city. Mr. Conway spent chunks of time last year in New York before leaving his firm, while Ms. Conway remained in Washington, where the Trump crowd has largely blackballed her husband…. In February 2019, at a British Embassy party for female members of Congress, Ms. Conway approached [Sally] Quinn, the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and the NBC News journalist Andrea Mitchell. “It was like, ‘Oh, I love your shoes and what a great bag, blah blah,’” Ms. Quinn recalled, until she asked Ms. Conway about her husband, and Ms. Conway, she said, grew angry that Ms. Quinn had even brought him up. “She just took off on all three of us,’’ Ms. Quinn said. “She really went crazy.”