Kellyanne Conway: 'I totally disagree' with husband's op-ed calling Trump racist

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayMLB removing marijuana from list of banned substances Grocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe MORE said Tuesday she disagrees with her husband, George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGrocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing GOP counsel raises eyebrows with shopping bag at impeachment hearing MORE, after he penned an op-ed decrying President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE as a racist.

"No, I totally disagree," Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News. "But I work with this president. I know him. I know his heart. I know his actions. I know how much he has helped people of color. And I go by what people do, not what other people say about them."

"And also, respectfully, I'm not going to run around pointing out everybody's disagreements with the people in their lives," she continued. "I sure could. I can point out people's disagreements with their former spouses, their current spouses and partners, their future spouses and partners. But I won't do that. And I would caution people ... not to do that."

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George Conway, a conservative lawyer and fierce critic of his wife's boss, wrote in The Washington Post on Monday that Trump's weekend tweets telling congresswomen to "go back" to other countries left no doubt that the president is racist.

"Sunday left no doubt. Naiveté, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president," he wrote.

The president sparked an uproar on Sunday morning when he tweeted that progressive congresswomen "who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe" should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Trump spent Monday doubling down on his attacks, insisting that those who are inclined to criticize the U.S. should leave. The comments targeted Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to hold campaign rallies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Overwhelming majority say social media companies have too much influence: poll MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair MORE (D-Mass.).

Kellyanne Conway delivered a forceful defense of the president to reporters on the White House driveway on Tuesday, turning around questions about whether his recent tweets and comments were racist to attack his critics and the press.

"I have never ever heard that man say anything untoward based on race in my experience," she said.

Conway referenced familiar talking points, noting the strong economy under Trump for minority groups and the president's passage of criminal justice reform.

When reporters repeatedly pressed her on whether the president's use of the trope telling people of color to "go back" to another country was racist, Conway criticized the press.

She questioned why reporters were not more critically questioning Omar, Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers.

When one reporter asked which countries Trump was saying lawmakers should go back to, Conway responded by asking the journalist what his ethnicity was.

Jordan Fabian contributed.