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Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says He Gives Her a Harder Time Than Protesters for Working Under Trump

George Conway has publicly criticized the president on multiple occasions.

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Kellyanne Conway's relationship with her husband George Conway has become something of a Washington, D.C. curio, not out of any untoward or prurient interest, but because of the stark opposition of their public views on President Donald Trump. 

In a new report from the Washington Post discussing the pushback Trump administration officials have received in public, George Conway revealed a glimpse behind the scenes of his public opposition to the president and his wife's unabashed support for Trump.

“She has been getting a harder time from me about working for this administration than walking down the street,” he said of his wife, a counselor to the president. 

Their public postures bear little resemblance to one another. While Kellyanne fiercely defends the president and is willing to deflect, obfuscate, and even outright lie on his behalf — she once coined the term "alternative facts" in his defense — George's opposition to the president has been firm but studied.

Most notably, he recently wrote an article decisively knocking down an argument, supported by Trump, that the special counsel is unconstitutional

The mystery of their continued relationship, despite vehemently opposed politics and political styles, may be explained by revelations from the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." In May 2017, the pair reported that Kellyanne's support for the president was simply a public facade, concealing her disdain for Trump. Once, after the cameras were off, Mika Brzezinski reported that Kellyanne said, "Blech, I need to take a shower."

If, as Brzezinski implies, Kellyanne's support for the president is largely cynical, she and her husband may have more in common than it appears on the surface. 

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.