White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway attacked President Donald Trump harshly in a Yahoo News podcast interview published Friday.
Conway is a longtime Republican lawyer who has soured on the administration his wife plays an integral role in. The lawyer is known for his frequent Twitter protests against Trump’s conduct and has taken to writing op-eds criticizing the administration’s legal actions.
Conway was at one time considered for the post of U.S. solicitor general but withdrew his name for consideration explaining, “I’m watching this thing and you know it’s like, the administration is like a shit show in a dumpster fire … I realized this guy is going to be at war with the Justice Department.
“And I’m going to be on the Hill and – if I got this door prize, I’m going to be in the middle of a department, he’s at war with,” he continued. “Why would anybody want to do this?”
Conway was asked what his wife thinks of his increasingly public disputes with the president saying, “I don’t think she likes it. But I’ve told her, I don’t like the administration so it’s even.”
“He’s just trying to get publicity for himself,” Trump recently said after being asked about Conway’s frequent postings. “Why don’t you do this, why don’t you ask Kellyanne that question, all right? She might know him better than me. I really don’t know the guy.”
Conway demurred on whether he stood by his decision to back Trump in the 2016 presidential election saying, “my view is, he was the lesser evil” compared to Hillary Clinton.
Asked if he still felt that way, Conway hesitated.
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” he said. “If faced with the choice again, I’d probably move to Australia.”