George Conway derides 'sick' comment by US ambassador on Trump and 'illiberal democracy'

George Conway derides 'sick' comment by US ambassador on Trump and 'illiberal democracy'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBrazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record Conway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states MORE’s husband, George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway: We might have to impeach Trump again George Conway writes the Trump 'creed' in satirical op-ed George Conway: 'Verdict of history' will be on Romney's side MORE, on Thursday blasted a comment from the U.S. ambassador to Hungary, who said President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE would “love” to have the “illiberal democracy” of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán.


Orbán, who has been Hungary’s Prime Minister since 2010, recently targeted Central European University, an American university with a Budapest campus, due to its founder George Soros, the Hungarian-American philanthropist known for donations to liberal causes. Orbán has frequently blamed Soros for Europe’s migrant crisis and he eventually forced the university to pull out of the country.

U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein, asked by The Atlantic whether Orbán’s treatment of the university would affect U.S.-Hungary relations replied “Not really,” and added “I’m hopeful we can turn the page and move on to other subjects.”

Cornstein also told the publication “I can tell you, knowing the president for a good 25 or 30 years, that he would love to have the situation that Viktor Orbán has, but he doesn’t.”

“Sick,” Conway said in a tweet Thursday, linking to a tweet from The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer quoting the exchange.



Conway has been a frequent critic of Trump’s, most recently saying the case for his impeachment was stronger than it was for Richard Nixon. Trump hit back at Conway earlier this year, mocking him as a “total loser” and the “husband from hell,” but has largely been silent about him since.