Kellyanne Conway tweeted about Joe Biden and Ukraine. Then her husband replied
|National Post 03 Dec 2019 at 09:50|
WASHINGTON — It began, apparently, at home. Then it crept into newspaper and magazine profiles of the political power couple and finally burst forth in 280-character fusillades and a string of op-eds. All the while, the awkward reality of their deep disagreement over President Donald Trump was ever-present.
Yet, Kellyanne and George Conway had refrained from direct, public sniping.
No longer. Now, the subtweets have become quote tweets.
In a post Monday afternoon, George Conway replied pointedly to a video shared by his wife, Trump’s senior counselor, of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Sleepy Joe is Creepy Joe. We need Ukraine’s help to defeat THIS guy?” Kellyanne Conway wrote, referring to the allegations at the heart of the impeachment inquiry — that Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to open an investigation of Biden, his potential rival in the 2020 election.
George Conway, a lawyer who has become one of Trump’s most notable and vocal critics, copied her tweet and retorted succinctly, “Your boss apparently thought so.”
The barb appears to be the first time George Conway had aimed his Twitter account, and its near-million-person following, squarely at his spouse, eliciting a swarm of responses online — some were amused, others fiercely critical and many more utterly bewildered.