Politics makes strange bedfellows, but it can be really challenging when you’re sharing a bed with someone who doesn’t share your love for Donald Trump.
Kellyanne Conway knows that firsthand and eventually admitted that her marriage to anti-Trump GOP attorney George Conway may not survive.
Conway, who served as the president’s senior adviser in the Trump administration, told People that if she had to choose between her marriage and her profession, she would “choose love any moment.”
She added that “love should come with respect, and it should come with privacy. And it has to come with a touch of class and dignity.”
Conway, who also talks about her marriage in a new book, “Here’s The Deal: A Memoir,” told People that while her husband was one of Trump’s biggest critics, she never felt “competitive loyalty.”
She explained: “I had two tweeting men in my life… my husband and my boss. But one of them is my job. The other is my marriage. I don’t put them together because I don’t treat them the same way. That job is indefinite. Presidencies have a limited term. The marriage and the vows I took are not meant to be.’
In her book, Conway suggests that her husband failed to keep their wedding vows during her time with Trump, even though she said he the one who encouraged — “almost urged” her — that she would take a chance working for Trump in 2016.
She became one of the enduringly loyal advisers to the White House president — and one of the few to leave on her own terms without being purged. George Conway, once a Trump supporter, became known during Trump’s tenure for fiery tweets condemning the president.
In her book, Kellyanne Conway writes that her husband “daily deluge of insults violated our marriage vows to ‘love, honor, and cherish one another’.”
“I’m worried about our future,” she told People, and “the damage that has been visited on this. And for what reason? For politics.”
Wedding vows were to each other, not to Trump, and “George doesn’t have to support or vote for Donald Trump or want him to be president,” she said.
Despite the clashing views, their vows to “honor, love and cherish” could have been kept in other ways, such as “private conversation” to resolve the issues, Conway said.
“But that didn’t happen,” she added.
Conway also seems to hate her husband’s penchant for Twitter, which she snapped at being a “flling.”
“She’s not even hot,” Conway wrote of the social media platform. “She doesn’t even have a personality. How can I compete with that?”