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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway spent 39 minutes defending President Trump on CNN on Thursday night — but got no love from her husband, George, who trolled her on Twitter.
The president’s counselor sparred with host Chris Cuomo on his primetime show, where she claimed it’s a “slur” to accuse Trump of lying.
“You took a shot at the president tonight. You called him a slur I’m not going to repeat,” Conway said.
When Cuomo asked what slur she was referring to, Conway replied, “You’re saying he’s not telling the truth. That’s a slur. That’s a slur.”
She insisted that Trump knew nothing about hush-money payments to porn vixen Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who have alleged having affairs with him.
But when the slugfest ended, her hubby — an unabashed Trump critic — tweeted: “Given that Trump has repeatedly lied about the Daniels and McDougal payments — and given that he lies about virtually everything else, to the point that his own former personal lawyer described him as a ‘f–king liar’ — why should we take his word over that of federal prosecutors?”
Fellow Twitter users enjoyed the display of political marital discord.
“I’m at the point where I think this is a fetish for the two of you,” @raratimmar wrote in response to the tweet by George Conway, a prominent DC lawyer who formed the anti-Trump group Checks and Balances.
“I find this Good Cop/bad cop you and Kellyanne play quite well done,” @summer7570 said in a tweet.
And @RitzyRitz247 wrote: “Wow dinner time at your house must be on fire.”
During their heated exchange, Kellyanne Conway insisted that when Trump replied “no” when asked aboard Air Force One whether he had knowledge of the payment to Daniels, he had meant he didn’t know “when” the payment was made — not if it was made.
Cuomo reminded her that Trump was clearly seen on video saying “no” when asked whether he knew about the $130,000 payment.
“No, no, no,” Conway said. “You just like to say the president lies and then it goes viral. He said today that he never directed Michael Cohen to break the law.