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Trump's campaign calls Kellyanne Conway's husband 'largely unemployed'

by Monique Chapman (2020-05-14) Trump's reelection campaign released a rage blog post Wednesday on his website slamming George Conway, the leader of an anti-Trump Republican political action committee, as 'largely unemployed.'

The post, titled 'The Lincoln Project Losers are Scam Artists', launches personal attacks against the PAC's leaders, including the husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, one of the president's closest advisers.

'You'd think George Conway would get off the couch more often, given that he's largely unemployed and his membership in Washington's elite will expire the second President Trump leaves office,' one bullet point in the campaign blog post asserts.

Trump's campaign made the post after The Lincoln Project released on Monday an attack ad against the president Monday, titled 'Mourning in America', for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Conway, a lawyer by trade, also published an op-ed with The Washington Post Wednesday addressing the ad and the president's response, again taking aim at Trump and questioning his fitness for office.

Donald Trump's reelection campaign posted a rage-blog blasting George Conway for being 'largely unemployed' after his PAC released an attack ad against the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic

The blog post is titled 'The Lincoln Project Losers are Scam Artists' - and took aim at all 

The blog article came around the same time George Conway, who is married to White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, published a Washington Post op-ed slamming the president for his response to the ad. He said the president 'reacts with such rage' because 'he fears the truth'

After blasting Trump for attacking the media and political opponents and boasting of his coronavirus press briefing ratings, Conway wrote: 'Tens of thousands of mental-health professionals, testing the bounds of professional ethics, have warned for years about Trump's unfitness for office.'

'Trump's narcissism deadens any ability he might otherwise have had to carry out the duties of a president in the manner the Constitution requires,' he continued. 'He's so self-obsessed, he can only act for himself, not for the nation. It's why he was impeached, and why he should have been removed from office.'

The president posted a thread of angry tweets against Conway's group at nearly 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, boosting traffic and fundraising for the group, which raised more than $1 million off the ad.

Conway asserted in his op-ed that Trump responds with 'such rage' to criticism like those posed in the advertisement because 'he fears the truth.'

In the blog post from his campaign, the advisers for The Lincoln Project were called 'scam artists' and 'trashy political grifters.'

'What do you do if you're a washed up Washington swamp creature who sided with Hillary in 2016 and hasn't actually been a part of a winning Republican political campaign in years?' the post poses.

'You start a scam PAC to stay afloat and stay relevant to MSNBC and CNN bookers - and that's exactly what the scumbags at the 'Never Trump' 'Lincoln Project' have done,' it asserted.

The post also says PAC adviser Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican media consultant, has called 'hardworking Americans stupid' and charges that he 'openly wishing for the First Lady to 'be infected' with coronavirus.'

'The Lincoln Project is nothing but a transparent way for political bottom feeders to make easy money,' it concludes. 'The Trump campaign encourages all Democrats to light their money on fire by sending money to line these losers' pockets.'

When asked about the ad on Wednesday,, Trump went on a rant against the PAC.

'They should not call it The Lincoln Project. It's not fair to Abraham Lincoln, a great president,' the president said. 'They should call it the losers project.'

Pegged to Ronald Reagan's sunny 'Morning in America' campaign theme, the ad describes an economy 'in shambles' with 26 million out of work.

It infuriated Trump, who fired off a tweet storm after midnight on Tuesday, where he slammed Conway as a 'deranged loser' and 'moonface.'

George Conway released an ad Monday blaming the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn as a result of Donald Trump's response to the outbreak in the U.S. 

The tweets brought scrutiny and media attention, and prompted the group to experience its best fundraising day of the year, with a $1 million haul, CNBC reported. 

They also brought 'earned media' - where a group gets portions of its ad essentially played for free through news coverage. The group's ad had a limited run on Fox News stations in the Washington, D.C. area - a relatively cheap way to get national exposure.

The group raised nearly $2 million last quarter and had more than $1 million in the bank in order to produce more anti-Trump ads. 

As it turns out, the ad aired hours after Trump gave a sit-down with Fox News in front of the famed Daniel Chester French statue of Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial. 

'That was the luck of the political gods,' John Weaver, an advisor to the late Republican Trump rival Sen. John McCain, told CNN. 

The ad demonized Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic and questioned the vitality of America as a nation if the president is reelected.

Trump referred to the group as 'RINO Republicans' - Republicans In Name Only. 

President Trump has slammed Kellyanne Conway's lawyer husband as a 'deranged loser' and 'moonface' in a series of bizarre tweets

In a series of tweets, the President said: 'A group of RINO Republicans who failed badly 12 years ago, then again 8 years ago, and then got BADLY beaten by me, a political first timer, 4 years ago, have copied (no imagination) the concept of an ad from Ronald Reagan, 'Morning in America', doing everything possible to get even for all of their many failures. 

'You see, these loser types don't care about 252 new Federal Judges, 판다88 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more. 

'I didn't use any of them because they don't know how to win, and their so-called Lincoln Project is a disgrace to Honest Abe,' Trump wrote. 

'I don't know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad. John Weaver lost big for Kasich (to me). Crazed Rick Wilson lost for Evan 'McMuffin' McMullin (to me). 

'Steve Schmidt & Reed Galvin lost for John McCain, Romney's campaign manager (?) lost big to 'O', & Jennifer Horn got thrown out of the New Hampshire Republican Party. They're all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles!'

'I guess we know what keeps the president of the United States up at night. It isn't the Americans who are dying once every 45 seconds of covid-19,' Conway tweeted in response to the president's rant. 

Conway's minute-long political ad which was released yesterday asserts: 'There's mourning in American. And under the leadership of Donald Trump our country is weaker and sicker and poorer.'

The ad includes several desolate images of the struggling U.S. economy, including empty roads and shut down factories

'And now Americans are asking: If we have another four years like this, will there even be an America?' the narrator questions in his conclusion.

'There's mourning in America,' the ad reiterated, then goes on to blame Trump for the poor economic downturn due to the coronavirus outbreak. 'Today more than 600,000 Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored.'

'Trump bailed out Wall Street, but not Main Street,' it asserted. 'This afternoon, millions of Americans will apply for unemployment, and with their saving run out, many are giving up hope. Millions worried a loved one won't survive COVID-19.'

In a statement released Monday, the group said the ad is a play on Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign ad titled Morning in America, where he highlighted the positive impact of his first term.

Jennifer Horn, the co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said the goal of the PAC ad is to highlight Trump's failures as president, specifically during a time of crisis. 

'Americans are asking: If we have another four years like this, will there even be an America?' the ad, titled Mourning in American, concludes





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Conway, a former Republican who turned independent in 2018, is a vocal and public Trump critic - even though his wife works closely as one of the president's top advisers.

Kellyanne Conway currently serves as counselor to the president and has previously held roles as campaign manager and strategist in the Republican Party. 

George Conway helped start The Lincoln Project in December 2019 with other anti-Trump Republicans to derail his reelection efforts while remaining true to their conservatives roots and values.

The new ad comes as Trump's 2020 campaign has launched its own national advertising blitz after internal polling showed the president slipping in some battleground states.

The ad campaign is aimed at praising the president for his response to the coronavirus outbreak - and reports indicate a second wave of ads will come soon attacking his presumed Democratic contender Joe Biden.

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