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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' Kayleigh McEnany to take over as White House press secretary Grisham leaves role as White House press secretary MORE said Tuesday she disagrees with her husband, George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayTapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' PBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' MORE, after he penned an op-ed decrying President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill 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-CortezWhat the coronavirus reveals about the race grievance industry Democrats struggle to keep up with Trump messaging on coronavirus Overnight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Pressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill 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.