Conway on working for Trump administration her husband critiques: 'It doesn't affect me'

Conway on working for Trump administration her husband critiques: 'It doesn't affect me'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE said it does not affect her that her husband, George Conway, vocally disagrees with the Trump administration.

"Well it doesn't affect me or my job," Conway said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about her feelings on the subject. “I’ve never been doing better, personally or professionally."

She later added, "I think the 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' comment is instructive too because people describe my husband as 'Kellyanne Conway’s husband' more often than they describe him by his first name."

"So I’m sure the feminists are really cheering me on today."


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After being asked about George Conway's opinion piece on Friday, the president referred to him as "Mr. Kellyanne Conway" and said he was "just trying to get publicity for himself."

"Why don't you ask Kellyanne that question, all right?" Trump added. "She might know him better than me."

Conway on Sunday dismissed the conflict as a normal disagreement in the course of politics.

"People argue about the Constitution everyday. That's why we have the United States Supreme Court. That's why we have the entire circuit court system," Conway said when asked about her husband's opinion piece.

"He and his co-author have one opinion, the president and his attorneys have another."

She declined to give her opinion outright, saying, "Respectfully, I offer my advice to the president in private."

"I don't need to put it on the opinion pages because I'm counselor to the president."

"And the president and his attorneys are convinced that there are at least three or four ways this appointment does pass muster, is constitutional," she said.

George Conway argued in the op-ed that Whitaker's appointment is in violation of the Appointments Clause of the Constitution, which stipulates that principal officers must be confirmed by the Senate.

"Under the Constitution, first of all, through the Vacancies Act," Kellyanne Conway said. "Also there's a statute passed in 1998 and there's a 2003 Department of Justice opinion about this."