Conway's husband rips Trump for 'travel ban' tweets

Conway's husband rips Trump for 'travel ban' tweets
© Greg Nash

The husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Monday appeared to criticize President Trump for his series of tweets about his executive order on travel.

"These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad," George Conway tweeted. A Washington Post reporter confirmed that the Twitter account belongs to Conway.

Trump took to Twitter on Sunday and Monday in the wake of an attack in London that killed at least seven people, referring to his executive order as a "travel ban" and accusing courts of politicizing it.

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In a series of early morning tweets on Monday, Trump called on the Justice Department to "seek an expedited hearing on the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court" while working on a "much tougher version in the meantime."

“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,” the president tweeted.

Legal experts say Trump's call for a tougher version of his immigration executive order could undermine his administration's efforts to reinstate the controversial policy. 

George Conway, who works as a lawyer at the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, last week withdrew his name from consideration to become the Justice Department's Civil Division chief.

Reuters reported last week that Conway concluded it was "not the right time for me to leave the private sector."

Kellyanne Conway emerged as a key aide to Trump during the campaign, frequently appearing on TV as a surrogate for him.