By ELLA TORRES
George Conway might follow a piece of advice if he wants to maintain a happy marriage: “Bite your tongue until it bleeds.”
Conway — a lawyer who’s become an outspoken critic of President Trump, calling the administration a “dumpster fire” — happens to be married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
The husband’s barbs have made his wife’s work situation increasingly complicated. While she works at crafting the administration’s messaging, her spouse is ripping it apart.
In early November, Conway organized a group of fellow conservative lawyers to speak out against the Trump administration. “We believe in the rule of law, the power of truth, the independence of the criminal justice system, the imperative of individual rights and the necessity of civil discourse,” the group, Check and Balances, said in a mission statement.
That same month, he slammed Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, calling it “unconstitutional” and “illegal” in a New York Times op-ed.
His wife, on the other hand, has been one of Trump’s most loyal supporters since his 2016 campaign, in which she served as a senior adviser. She infamously defended the White House’s claim that the President’s inauguration crowd was “the largest audience” by saying it offered “alternative facts.”
Susan Winter, a NYC-based relationship expert, similarly questioned the kind of union the Conways have. Calling George’s actions “selfish,” Winter said his attacks on Trump only makes his wife’s job harder.
“She’s got enough people against her because they’re against (Trump) on a daily basis. She doesn’t need to have to fight her husband as well,” Winter said. “It’s double the work.”
Both experts admitted the situation isn’t just a matter of a mere disagreement over a workplace.
“If you feel the country you love is going down the drain, that’s a bigger fight,” Winter said. “But it’s directly impacting his wife.”
Most recently, George Conway blasted Trump for tweeting he had been “totally” cleared following the release of the sentencing recommendations for Michael Cohen, his formal personal attorney.