Ivanka Trump recommended couples therapy for Kellyanne Conway and husband George, new book claims
Kellyanne Conway’s memoir is published Tuesday by Simon & Schuster
Kellyanne Conway reveals in her new book that Ivanka Trump suggested couples therapy could help her marriage after her husband went public with his angry condemnation of his wife’s boss, President Donald Trump.
Conway, 55, was one of Trump’s closest advisers during his four years in office and ‘Here’s the Deal: A Memoir’ is published on Tuesday.
But her husband, George Conway, emerged as one of his boss’s most high-profile critics, with thousands of scathing tweets.
In her memoirs, Conway describes the impact of her criticism on her marriage.
In 2019, as a senior adviser to the president, she found herself talking to Trump’s daughter about the effect she was having.
Ivanka Trump explained that she understood what Conway was going through.
“I’m from a family of Democrats,” he said, referring to at least some of the Kushners. ‘I understand.’
Trump’s daughter then handed him a post-it with ‘the names of two local doctors specializing in couples therapy.’
“I realized that I had avoided putting that in a text message or email. I appreciated the information and your kindness and wanted to continue,” Conway recalled in excerpts obtained by DailyMail.com.
“After I showed George the names, he rejected one and said a half-hearted ‘okay’ to the other while looking at his phone.” we never went
‘He spent his time exactly how he wanted to. If it was important to him, she would have made it happen.
Kellyanne Conway’s marriage to George provided one of the most riveting subplots of Donald Trump’s presidency. She was one of the president’s closest advisers for four years, while he became one of Trump’s most outspoken and vocal public critics.
In her memoir, Conway reveals that Ivanka Trump offered her the names of two people who specialized in couples therapy. “I come from a family of Democrats,” she said. ‘I understand’
At this point, her husband was using Twitter to maintain ongoing commentary on the president and his administration.
It made a lot of headlines, as writers and commentators speculated on the status of the Conways’ marriage.
At one point, Saturday Night Live did a ‘Marriage Story’ parody of their relationship, with Scarlett Johansson playing the role of a couples counselor.
George Conway, a Republican attorney, responded to a Trump tirade with definitions of “narcissistic personality disorder.”
In a typical example, George Conway wrote in 2019: ‘Don’t assume that the things you say and do are part of a rational plan or strategy, because they rarely are.
Think of them as a product of their pathologies, and they make perfect sense.
At the time, his wife avoided talking about their relationship or the impact of the tweets.
But in her memoirs she describes how she felt as if he was being unfaithful to her.
‘During this time, the frequency and ferocity of his tweets accelerated. Clearly he was cheating by tweeting,” she wrote. “I was having a hard time competing with his new adventure.
I had already said publicly what I had told George privately: that his daily barrage of insults via tweet against my boss, or, as he sometimes said, “the people in the White House,” violated our wedding vows. to “love, honor and cherish” one another.’
In particular, he said he was pained by his move from behind the keyboard to being in front of the cameras, to join MSNB’s special impeachment hearing.
“It was cunning, almost sinister,” he writes.
On one occasion in 2019, George Conway suggested that the tweets were a way to keep his marriage together.
It came after Trump launched a Twitter storm over the weekend against his perceived enemies. Conway responded by posting the definitions of “narcissistic personality disorder.”
George Conway is “a total loser,” Trump said in return.
Conway joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and served as a senior adviser to the president. She was one of the few attendees to survive all four years of Trump’s term.
Conway later said in an interview that he couldn’t help but tweet his criticism.
“The lying, the incompetence, it’s maddening to watch,” he said. ‘
“Twitting is just the way to get it out of the way, so I can get it off my chest and get on with my life that day. That’s basically it.
‘Frankly, it’s so I don’t end up yelling at him for it.’
Kellyanne Conway describes the couple’s years together and how he was a ‘DJT’ supporter and backed her to take on the job of Trump campaign manager, only to launch his criticism.
“For the first time since George and I got serious, I was considering the possibility that the man who had always supported me might one day stab me,” he writes.
He ends by writing that while the United States and democracy will survive, their marriage may not.
Their difference may not be about Trump, but about how her husband chose to spend his time.
‘I can’t seem to compete with the tweet. Or ninety thousand of them,” she writes.
‘And why would I try? She has no personality and she’s not even sexy.
“I can’t imagine relying on the strange, opaque online world for comfort, friendship, or validation.”