George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Twitter Monday, shortly after his wife criticized people "obsessed" with the president's tweets.
Responding to Trump's morning Twitter storm that defended his original travel ban executive order, Conway called the tweets "sad," adding that the president's Twitter use could sabotage the bill's chances of surviving when it likely goes before the Supreme Court.
"These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad," Conway wrote.
"People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" Trump tweeted Monday morning.
"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to [Supreme court]," he added.
Click through President Trump's recent travel ban Twitter storm:
Prior to her husband slamming Trump for his Monday Twitter activity, Kellyanne Conway went after critics who are "obsessed" with the president's prolific social media output, saying there is an "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president."
George Conway, a lawyer in New York, recently withdrew himself from consideration to become head of the Justice Department's civil division.
These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad. https://t.co/zVhcyfm8Hr
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 5, 2017
A reporter for the Washington Post says he verified that the Twitter account officially belongs to Conway.
Conway isn't alone in noting that the president's Twitter activity could seriously damage his case for the "travel ban."
According to president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association William Stock, Trump's tweets "undercut the government's arguments that the administration only promulgated the bans to allow for 'extreme vetting' of visa applicants, and show that the president still thinks of the orders as a continuation — though now 'watered down and politically correct' — of his call for a Muslim ban."
The attorney representing Hawaii in the state's lawsuit against the president's immigration ban referenced the Trump's tweets on Monday.
"It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii v. Trump acting as our co-counsel. We don't need the help but will take it!" he tweeted.