Kellyanne Conway‘s husband is pretty much done with Donald Trump.
George Conway gave an interview to Michael Isikoff for Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast on Friday to talk about Checks and Balances, the new coalition he formed to debate and legally challenge the policies of Donald Trump. Conway offered a series of very candid comments about the president, not the least of which were his refusal to say if Trump is “stable,” and also the part where he talked about why he dropped his GOP party registration
“I don’t feel comfortable being a Republican anymore,” Conway said. “I think the Republican Party has become something of a personality cult.”
The interview continued with Conway slamming Trump’s “corrosive” tweets, particularly the ones where the president uses bombastic terms to comment on sensitive matters of the law. One example that Conway found “very disturbing” was how Trump once slammed Jeff Sessions because the former attorney general launched investigations into two of his most loyal congressional allies, which endangered their chances of getting re-elected.
In terms of his vote for Trump in 2016, Conway said his view was “he was the lesser evil” compared to Hillary Clinton. But when asked if that’s still what he thinks, Conway trepidatiously answered “I don’t know…If faced with the choice again, I’d probably move to Australia.”
Conway’s regular criticisms of the president are a source of irritation for his wife, and when he was asked about that, he expressed pride in his wife’s 2016 successes, saying ““She basically got this guy elected. She steadied that boat…He was in the crapper when she took that campaign over.” As for their policy disagreements: “I don’t think she likes it. But I’ve told her, I don’t like the administration, so it’s even.”
George Conway, a litigator for a New York law firm, was offered a top position at the Trump Justice Department but pulled out in June of last year. He said on the podcast that he realized the administration was a “—-show in a dumpster fire” and that he no longer wanted to be a part of it.