Conservative attorney George Conway, the husband of President Donald Trump’s counselor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, sharply criticized Trump’s administration after the White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley endorsed the president’s idea to ship undocumented migrants directly to “sanctuary cities”:
we have a clown show not a government https://t.co/XzdCKTHn2J# p #2_9 # ad skipped = true #
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 12, 2019# p #3_9 # ad skipped = true #
Conway shortly took things a step further, suggesting that Trump doesn’t have any understanding of the Constitution or his responsibilities to uphold it:
For Trump to comply with his obligations under that constitutional provision would require him to have a clue about what he is supposed to taking care of. https://t.co/o15RIUdvQo# p #5_9 # ad skipped = true #
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 12, 2019# p #6_9 # ad skipped = true #
Sanctuary cities, broadly speaking, are cities which have adopted policies prohibiting local law enforcement from questioning suspects about immigration status, or handing over detainees to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without a warrant.
Trump has long raged against the existence of sanctuary laws, believing them to frustrate his immigration agenda. He has previously tried to strip sanctuary cities of federal funding, which was blocked by the courts.
Conway, despite his wife’s prominent role in the White House, has frequently spoken out against the Trump administration.