Trump says Kellyanne 'must have done some bad things' to George Conway

Last week, Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, berated CNN's Wolf Blitzer on air for suggesting there were "issues" in her marriage to George Conway, a conservative Washington, D.C., lawyer and prominent Trump critic.

In a live phone interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday, Trump speculated about those same issues — and suggested Kellyanne Conway may to be blame for them.

The president did so virtually unprompted.

Trump was asked by "Fox & Friends" co-host Ainsley Earnhardt about George Conway's recent assertion Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is gunning to be his running mate in 2020.

"Kellyanne is great but she's married to a total wack job," Trump said. "She must've done some number on him, Ainsley. I don't know what Kellyanne did to that guy because I don't even know him. I met him for a second. He's got to be some kind of a nutjob because she must have done some bad things to him because that guy is crazy."

Trump did eventually address the question, saying, "Mike Pence is a great vice president — he's our man."

President Trump, Kellyanne Conway and George T. Conway. (Photos: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It's not the first time Trump has publicly disparaged George Conway, who has emerged as one of his most persistent critics.

Conway frequently uses his Twitter feed and newspaper op-eds to draw attention to what he calls the president’s malignant narcissism.

In March, for instance, he questioned Trump’s mental health, posting sections of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to his Twitter feed.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: George T. Conway III, husband of White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, attends the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said 21,000 people are expected to attend the annual tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, center, and her husband George Conway, right, greet guests on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during a Halloween event welcoming children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Trump, in return, called George Conway “a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!

In her interview with Blitzer, the CNN host asked Kellyanne Conway to respond to George Conway's assessment that testimony of career diplomats in the first public impeachment hearings was damning for her boss.

“Where is the shame?” Kellyanne Conway said. “What you just quoted is said every single day by other voices, but you wanted to put it in my husband’s voice because you think somehow that that will help your ratings or that you’re really sticking it to Kellyanne Conway.

“And let me make very clear. You didn’t stick it to Kellyanne Conway,” she added. “I think you embarrassed yourself, and I’m embarrassed for you.”

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