White House adviser Kellyanne Conway clearly is tired of having to answer questions about her husband George Conway’s criticisms of her boss, President Donald Trump.
“What are you, Oprah now?” Conway said to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace after he asked if her husband’s public comments had hurt her marriage. “I mean, what am I, on a couch and you are a psychiatrist? I think it’s a really inappropriate question.”
“That’s the line over which nobody should have crossed,” Conway told Wallace.
After discussing a range of issues including the allegation of an unwanted kiss against former Vice President Joe Biden, the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border and the Mueller report, Wallace made it clear he was uncomfortable turning to the subject of Conway’s marriage.
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“Finally, I’m going to get into something I don’t like talking about, I know you don’t talk about but I have to tell you that when we announced that you are going to be on the show, more people asked me to ask you about this than any other question,” Wallace said.
Wallace pointed to comments that George Conway made just this month in which he called the president a liar, a victim of “narcissistic personality disorder” and unfit for office. He followed that with a clip of Trump calling her husband a “whack job” who is “doing a tremendous disservice to a wife and family.”
“Why is your husband attacking your boss?” Wallace asked.
“Well, you could ask my husband. But it doesn’t affect my job,” she replied.
Wallace asked Conway if she thought her husband was “cyberbullying” her to drive her to quit. “Do you think he’s jealous of your high-profile?” he asked.
“Some people think that,” she said. “My first line of protection in this world is and will always be my four children. So, I don’t really like to discuss this publicly.”
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“George was very supportive of President Trump, cried on election night in his MAGA hat,” she said. She added that he “wanted to take a job in the Trump administration and changed his mind.”
“And when he withdrew his name, he said he would still support the president and his agenda and, quote, his wonderful wife’s work,” she said. “So, if that’s changed, I haven’t changed.”
It was after Wallace asked about their four children having to watch “their mom and dad fighting out in public” and the impact on their marriage, that Conway became more offended at Wallace’s “very personal question.”
“I think people knew they crossed the line when they’re talking about people’s marriages,” she said. “My family has a right to their private life, also.”
“If I offended you, I’m sorry,” Wallace said at the close of the interview.
“I’m sure. Thank you,” she replied.
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