Although Kellyanne Conway was critical of Donald Trump back when she was a strategist for Sen. Ted Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign, she has zero tolerance for any criticism of Trump now — even mild criticism. And that was evident on Friday when the Trump adviser had an angry reaction to a tweet by Republican Nikki Haley (former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations).
Friday morning, Trump posted a snarky tweet after learning that, according to police, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ home in Baltimore had been the target of a burglary. Trump was gloating over the news, posting, “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Haley took offense, tweeting, “This is so unnecessary.” And Conway, obviously offended by Haley’s tweet, responded, “THIS is so unnecessary. Trump-PENCE2020.”
Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564747122.0
@realDonaldTrump This is so unnecessary. 🙄— Nikki Haley (@Nikki Haley)1564760714.0
But Conway’s husband, conservative attorney and relentless Trump adversary George Conway, had a very different reaction to Haley’s tweet: he encouraged her to criticize Trump even more, posting, “Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm. Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side.”
THIS is so unnecessary Trump-PENCE2020 https://t.co/wopDdCWRwR— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway)1564766877.0
Before her ambassador position, Haley served as governor of South Carolina.
Come on out, Nikki, the water’s warm. Be on the right side of history. Be on the right side. https://t.co/MIjuUPSHtN— George Conway (@George Conway)1564761557.0