Conway lashes out at CNN for question about husband’s tweets
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday defended her husband’s criticism of President Trump on Twitter and chided CNN for asking about his tweets.
Conway insisted on CNN’s “State of the Union” that her husband “writes a lot of things that are also supportive” of Trump, before lashing out at the network over the question.
“It’s fascinating to me that CNN would go there, but it’s very good for the whole world to have just witnessed … that it’s now fair game how people’s spouses and significant others may differ with them,” Conway told CNN’s Dana Bash.
“I’m really surprised, but very, in some ways, relieved and gratified to see that,” she added.
Bash defended the question, saying she would have still asked Conway the question if she were a man.
“No you wouldn’t,” Conway replied.
“It has nothing to do with my spouse,” she continued. “You just brought him into this, so this ought to be fun moving forward.”
When Bash explained that she intended for the question to be lighthearted and inoffensive, Conway accused the host of trying to “harass and embarrass” her.
“There’s been a different standard for me than there has been for other people,” Conway said.
Conway’s husband, conservative attorney George Conway, deleted a handful of tweets from his account last month that were critical of Trump, including one in which he jokingly claimed that “people are banging on the doors to be his communications director.”