The president’s son slammed him for it.
Eric Trump wrote that Conway’s criticisms showed “utter disrespect” for his wife:
Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. @KellyannePolls is great person and frankly his actions are horrible.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) December 4, 2018
It didn’t take long before the tweet went viral ― just not in the ways Trump likely intended.
Most of the replies were highly critical. Conway even retweeted a few, including a pretty blunt assessment from author Reza Aslan:
Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect the Trumps show toward the rule of law, the presidency and its place of work, and everything this nation has fought SO hard to achieve might top them all. Donald Trump is terrible person and frankly his actions are horrible. https://t.co/fEtH3MLcyN
— Ian Bassin (@ianbassin) December 4, 2018
Here are some of the others
Don’t worry, he’s only disrespecting your dad.
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) December 4, 2018
Do you understand the irony of you attacking the husband of a woman you supposedly respect? She’s still married to the guy so he must not be so bad. 😉 Also, her boss is an asshole. Do you know the guy?
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) December 4, 2018
It’s ok, Eric. I’m still trying to figure out how your wife stomachs lying down next to a man who defrauded a children’s cancer fund out of millions.
Every marriage is a mystery.
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) December 4, 2018
I know the Conways.
I know George. He is a good man.
I was at their wedding.
Stay out of grown married folks business and mind your own.
NOBODY named Trump should ever talk about “disrespect”.
Let Kellyanne worry about and address her husband privately.
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) December 4, 2018
I feel like cheating on your wife and committing felony campaign law violations to cover it up is kind of more disrespectful.
— Chris Charla (@iocat) December 4, 2018
I guess his tweet on witness tampering got you scared?
— Amy (@tvgirl222) December 4, 2018
Kellyanne did such a good job of icing this story… the only thing that could make it flare up was some high-profile dipshit white-knighting for her. Jr sewed up Dumbest Son long ago but props to Eric for still hustling
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) December 4, 2018
Marriage and moral advice from a trump. That’s hilarious.
— snowflake (@Jujubead) December 4, 2018
Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect Kellyanne Conway shows toward her husband, his career, place of work, and everything he has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. George Conway is great person and frankly her actions are horrible.
— Mueller Time (@Darth_Timber) December 4, 2018
How the hell does Eric Trump know @gtconway3d has “utter disrespect” for his wife? Who the hell is he to think he knows what goes on in Kellyanne Conway’s home?
And final question: Has Eric Trump forgotten who his dad is? https://t.co/oiydG2IalN
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) December 4, 2018
I don’t think anyone with your last name should get to weigh in on someone else’s marriage.
— Jordan Ross (@jordanrosstv) December 4, 2018
I’ll be honest w you… you’re my FAVORITE .@SNL character.
— 🇺🇸 DEMOCRACY MATTERS 🇺🇸 (@Ben_3420) December 4, 2018
It strikes me as rather odd that you didn’t tag Mr. Conway in your twitter admonishment but you did tag an employee of your father. That said, I get the impression you’re putting the heat on HER to silence her husband.
— ʟᴇɪᴀ ɪɴ ʟᴀ ʟᴀ ʟᴀɴᴅ (@hey_leia) December 4, 2018