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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump has floated Mnuchin, Conway for White House chief of staff: report Trump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges MORE said Tuesday she disagrees with her husband, George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayLawmakers, social media users praise photo of Pelosi confronting Trump George Conway accuses Trump of being a 'sociopath' George Conway donates to Trump challenger Joe Walsh MORE, after he penned an op-ed decrying President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' 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-CortezTlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit AOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious' Former Obama official pushes back against assertion of unfair Sanders media coverage MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit AOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious' 2016 Sanders surrogate Lucy Flores endorses Warren MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit 2016 Sanders surrogate Lucy Flores endorses Warren Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious' These 3 women are defining the race to unseat Trump Ocasio-Cortez mourns Cummings: 'A devastating loss for our country' 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.