Reprinted with permission from Alternet
Although Kellyanne Conway was critical of Donald Trump back when she was a strategist for Sen. Ted Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign, she has zero tolerance for any criticism of Trump now — even mild criticism. And that was evident on Friday when the Trump adviser had an angry reaction to a tweet by Republican Nikki Haley (former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations).
Friday morning, Trump posted a snarky tweet after learning that, according to police, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ home in Baltimore had been the target of a burglary. Trump was gloating over the news, posting, “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Haley took offense, tweeting, “This is so unnecessary.” And Conway, obviously offended by Haley’s tweet, responded, “THIS is so unnecessary. Trump-PENCE2020.”
Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2019
This is so unnecessary. 🙄
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 2, 2019
THIS is so unnecessary
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 2, 2019
But Conway’s husband, conservative attorney and relentless Trump adversary George Conway, had a very different reaction to Haley’s tweet: he encouraged her to criticize Trump even more, posting, “Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm. Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side.”
Before her ambassador position, Haley served as governor of South Carolina.
Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm. Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side. pic.twitter.com/MIjuUPSHtN
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 2, 2019