Trump: Kellyanne Conway 'must have done some bad things' to 'crazy' husband

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE on Friday quipped that White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump Kellyanne Conway knocks Biden, talks up Sanders in Wash Post op-ed Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments MORE "must have done some bad things" to her husband, fervent Trump critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments Trump: Obama administration withheld foreign aid too MORE, "because that guy's crazy."

"Kellyanne is great but she’s married to a total whack job. I think, she must have done some number on him, Ainsley," Trump told "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earhardt.

"I don’t know what Kellyanne did to that guy because I don’t even know him … he’s got to be some kind of a nut job," Trump continued. "She must have done some bad things to him because that guy’s crazy."

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The president made the remark about the Conways after he was asked about the prospect of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyIs Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both? Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment Nikki Haley: Democratic leadership, 2020 Dems are the only people mourning Soleimani death MORE joining the 2020 ticket. Earhardt mentioned speculation on the subject from George Conway.

Kellyanne Conway has been outspoken in support of Vice President Pence, and Trump on Friday said he would not change his running mate.

The Conways have been a frequent topic of discussion inside the Beltway as Kellyanne Conway remains one of the president's closest advisers and most visible defenders and George Conway carves out space as an anti-Trump commentator on Twitter.

Kellyanne Conway has bristled at reporters who have brought up her husband, noting that she is one of the most prominent women in Washington, D.C., and questioning the need to bring up George Conway or her marriage.

She criticized CNN during a recent appearance where the network played a clip of her husband discussing impeachment on MSNBC, accusing the network of doing it for ratings.

"It's the same stuff all the time," she said. "What you just quoted is said every day by other voices but you wanted to put it in my husband's voice because you think somehow that that will help your ratings or that you're really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway."