White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and her husband George have long disagreed on President Donald Trump — but the feud appeared to have escalated when George sniped at Kellyanne on Twitter this week. Now, the cohosts of ABC’s The View are chiming in.
Conservative host Meghan McCain said on Tuesday’s episode that the Conways’ public feud is “gross,” asserting that the two have been in a “sick relationship,” according to Breitbart.
“A really sick relationship”
It was Joy Behar who introduced the segment on Tuesday’s show about “America’s strangest lovebirds.”
“They’re going to get a divorce,” Sunny Hostin said of the Conways. Guest host Ronan Farrow said he found the whole thing “delightful” after dishing about Kellyanne’s difficulties in refraining from “disparaging her husband” in on-the-record interviews with reporters.
For her part, McCain didn’t hold back. “I think that they have a really sick relationship. I think this is a sick thing to do,” she said. “They have four kids at home, and they’re going to read this someday.”
She went on: “The idea that me and my husband would be somehow feuding with each other over our work, I just think it’s gross. I don’t know why America has to be subjected to their marital problems.”
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“The whole thing is uncomfortable”
But McCain wasn’t the only one who disagrees with the Conways’ method of settling marital disputes. Abby Huntsman said during Tuesday’s program that she’s “tired of normalizing what is so not normal” in the White House. She wondered aloud what the desired “end game” is for the Conways: to force Kellyanne to quit? For attention? For a divorce?
“The whole thing is uncomfortable. I don’t like talking about it at this table, I don’t like reading it on Twitter, and people are just — I’m not the biggest fan of what’s going on right now in the White House, but Kellyanne has been getting bullied,” she said. “I just don’t like it.”
For her part, McCain rightly noted that George has become a “resistance celebrity” because of his outspoken opposition to the president, which is really only noteworthy due to Kellyanne’s position in the White House.
“As a result, he craps all over her on Twitter all day and I think it’s very disrespectful. And I don’t like her, and I really don’t like the Trump administration, but I don’t like this either,” McCain said.
While nobody should be speculating about the unknowable private status of the Conways’ marriage, McCain was right about one thing: it is somewhat “gross” to see their feud plastered all over social media. Who is at fault for that, however — whether it’s George, Kellyanne, or the media vultures who gleefully feast upon it — is still up for debate.