George Conway just realized this weekend that Donald Trump is a ‘racial bigot’

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One of the big Twitter trends today is “George Conway.” Conway is married to Kellyanne Conway, who is Trump’s mistress of propaganda. George Conway has also been critical of Trump for several years now, using his Twitter to say truthful and accurate sh-t about the state of Trump’s mental faculties. But I guess we all have to pay attention when someone like George Conway – a Republican who has a history of hating Trump – finally admits what has been obvious for decades: Donald Trump is a f–king racist. Why are so many Republicans afraid to say those words? I don’t know. Anyway, Conway wrote a Washington Post op-ed, “George Conway: Trump is a racist president,” which you can read here. Conway’s come-to-Jesus moment on Trump’s racism was his attack on four American congresswomen over the weekend. Here’s the important part of the op-ed:

… No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I still gave him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot.

But Sunday left no doubt. Naivete, resentment and outright racism, roiled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president. Trump could have used vile slurs, including the vilest of them all, and the intent and effect would have been no less clear. Telling four non-white members of Congress — American citizens all, three natural-born — to “go back” to the “countries” they “originally came from”? That’s racist to the core. It doesn’t matter what these representatives are for or against — and there’s plenty to criticize them for — it’s beyond the bounds of human decency. For anyone, not least a president.

What’s just as bad, though, is the virtual silence from Republican leaders and officeholders. They’re silent not because they agree with Trump. Surely they know better. They’re silent because, knowing that he’s incorrigible, they have inured themselves to his wild statements; because, knowing that he’s a fool, they don’t really take his words seriously and pretend that others shouldn’t, either; because, knowing how damaging Trump’s words are, the Republicans don’t want to give succor to their political enemies; because, knowing how vindictive, stubborn and obtusely self-destructive Trump is, they fear his wrath.

But none of that is good enough. Trump is not some random, embittered person in a parking lot — he’s the president of the United States. By virtue of his office, he speaks for the country. What’s at stake now is more important than judges or tax cuts or regulations or any policy issue of the day. What’s at stake are the nation’s ideals, its very soul.

[From WaPo]

I mean… yeah. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but we’ve known this sh-t for a while. Conway does point out the justifications Republicans have made for each of Trump’s previous racist eruptions, like the Birtherism sh-t, the Charlottesville Nazi rally sh-t and more. Why is it that Trump’s attacks on these congresswomen were the straw that broke the camel’s back for Conway? I don’t really know. It’s been clear from the very beginning that Trump is a racist, and not only that, his racism is a fundamental part of who he is as a politician and president. His POLICIES are racist. His executive orders are racist. His public statements are racist. And on and on.

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  1. Darla says:

    A lot of liberals love him, but i can’t get past who his wife is. Also, I haven’t tried getting past who his wife is. Trash settles down with trash. Tell it to a divorce court or tell it walkin.

    • Kitten says:

      I have absolutely NOTHING in common with people who support this guy. If he truly felt as strongly as he suggests in his OP then there’s no way his relationship with KA’s grifting ass could survive. There’s only so much compartmentalization that people can do, ya know?

      I just feel like it’s all a stupid act with him.

      • Darla says:

        Same! I don’t buy it. I think they are coupla grifters who want to make sure they have both sides covered. Otherwise, they wouldn’t still be together, come on now. Come on now man! (I think Biden would say it that way lol) But seriously, oh come on now.

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly. They have a stupid good cop/bad cop thing going on. Lame AF.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I’m hearing ya, Kitten. My daughter finally started going out with a pharmacist she had known for years – same culture/family backgrounds, both children of migrants, most of his pharmacies are in our locale, have same acquaintances in common, both have a solid work ethic, devoted to family, come from and live in the same area. All was going swimmingly until he dropped the clanger: trump supporter. She just couldn’t get past it. So she ended it. Trumpaloonie was the deal-breaker. Along with Kanye West. Mr Pharmacist is a lovely guy, but, come on…

      • Kitten says:

        @ Annakist-Honestly, good for your daughter. There’s something fundamentally broken with Trump-supporters and they cannot be saved. He may have kept the Trumpism on the DL when they were in the honeymoon period but it would eventually surface in his views and attitudes. I’m glad that you raised your daughter to be the type who refuses to compromise on morality. Good on you, Annakist.

      • Aang says:

        My 18 yo daughter went on a date with a guy she’s known since pre school. He’s a Trump supporter. White, wealthy family. When I called her on it she said she thinks you shouldn’t let politics ruin friendships. I told her it’s not about politics. It’s morals, character, world view, basic humanity.

    • Lightpurple says:

      George Conway is hardcore conservative and if Trump were at all bothered by him, he would have fired his wife ages ago. The Conways are just positioning themselves for their own future within the Republican Party.

      • NightOwl says:

        Yes yes! They are cons and rabble rousers.

      • Darla says:

        Yep, and the second trump is out of office, they will sign a book deal as a couple, make millions, and liberals won’t be able to get to Amazon fast enough to place their pre-orders! Don’t get me started, I have to be good here I am on eggshells here, I do my real trash talking on twitter.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yeah, spare me all these come-to-Jesus conservatives. Conway was part of the rabid anti-Clinton sect, is an old-school right-winger, and plays a role in the same “dumpster fire” he is criticizing today. He and his wife are opportunists to the Nth degree. People who always knew and said Trump was racist deserve all the credit, not this attention-seeking grifter.

      • Christin says:

        Positioning themselves – exactly! They will be ready for whichever way the next tide rolls.

        Both of them are also working to deflect from other issues of the moment through this little act.

    • Lorelei says:

      I’m so glad to see I’m not alone. People are constantly retweeting him and it makes me insane. I refuse to read a word this guy has to say. It is absolutely stunning to me that so many people fall for this. His wife just ignored a subpoena YESTERDAY and we are expected to listen to this guy’s opinion on anything? No f-cking thank you.

      All I read is the part that Kaiser excerpted above, and FWIW I don’t agree at all. The GOP isn’t saying anything to rebuke 45 not because they’re so scared, but because they agree with what he said. They stand back and Trump does the dirty work that they secretly support.

      Truly don’t understand why so many people are hailing Conway as some sort of social justice warrior here; until he deals with his own life, I have zero respect for him.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Yeah, it’s not that what he’s saying is wrong, but considering he’s stays married to KA and that she spins all of Trump’s racist BS on a daily basis, they are empty words.

      If he actually cared about the Trump administration’s racism, he’d move out and separate. KA isn’t forced to continue working there, she chooses to. Both Conways are complicit

    • The Recluse says:

      Considering that his wife is affiliated with the Council for National Policy and likely so is George, I hold him under deep suspicion. The enemy of my enemy is not my friend in this case. It’s nice that he’s making so much noise, but I doubt he would raise his voice against the likes of the Koch brothers or the Mercers.
      He and his wife are running a little con here. He gets to be good cop, while she gets to be bad cop. They are hoping that people will forget and forgive her complicity when Trump is out (and the sooner the better! Vote, people!) and everything will be hunky dory.
      Vile people.

  2. JanetFerber says:

    Yes, if he sees through Trump, why can’t he see through the piece of trash that is his wife? Sorry, not sorry.

    • Red Snapper says:

      They have four young children at home. I can’t imagine their home life but I believe they both love their kids.

      • Darla says:

        Who cares? I don’t care if these monsters love their children. They sure don’t love anybody else’s children.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        And Hitler liked puppies, right?

      • Lorelei says:

        I’m sure he does love his kids. So how is he going to explain all of this to them when they’re old enough to read and question this? They will see what he said and then, I assume, ask why their mother continued to work for and support this monster. She has no problem accepting paychecks from this person that his father thinks is so terrible? He allows Kellyanne to bring them to things like the WH Easter Egg roll with all of these corrupt people?

        And it’s not like Kellyanne is toiling away in some office, which *might* make it slightly easier to ignore. She is front and center LYING to the American people every single day, personally benefiting from what this administration is doing, helping them achieve their racist goals, and we’re supposed to believe George here has no power except to tweet his disagreement? GTFO. He is going to have some explaining to do but if I were his kid I would have a hard time believing that either of my parents have any integrity.

        It’s going to make me sick when these two are inevitably offered book & tv deals some day but we all know that’s exactly what’s going to happen. George Conway is cowardly and disgusting on every level.

        At least if he left Kellyanne, he could explain to these children he loves so much that he had to stand by his convictions — how will he explain this? It’s going to screw his kids up a lot more in the long term than having divorced parents would, IMO. This is why I have no patience for the “but they love their kids!” argument. I don’t know how this man sleeps at night.

  3. Kitten says:

    So has Trump said anything about Mr. Kellyanne yet?

    George Conway, Paul Ryan..all these cowardly men who seemingly know how awful Trump is yet will sacrifice nothing to rid our country of this disease. It does make you wonder if in the end, it’s all just performative nonsense. These men are not heroes, they’re just people who are grappling with their last, dying shred of a conscience.

    Want to fight back against Trump? Support WOMEN who are courageous enough to call him out because this shit right here ain’t it.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I love this ^^^ post so much. God, I feel so sad for Americans, especially the women. I truly hope you guys aren’t saddled with this vermin for another four years. People down here complain about our trashy conservative government – our Liar from the Shire prime minister was mutual-arse-licking with trump last week, ugh – but at least we can chuck our leaders out if they step too far out of line (and have done on numerous occasions) without too much bother.

      • Kitten says:

        We have uniquely horrific circumstances in our country right now. We are watching a *world power* lose it’s footing and descend into fascism and authoritarianism. It’s utterly terrifying.

        At this moment, I’m thinking of Eric Gardner and the fact that Trump’s AG Bill Barr just intervened and allowed Eric’s murderer to go free. Police violence has been a plague–a death sentence–for communities of color for decades, but it will likely get worse with a racist administration and a rogue AG. I’m consumed with rage. I’m crippled with fear and panic about what will continue to happen to marginalized communities.

        Getting back on topic, this was Kellyanne’s comment earlier today: https://twitter.com/AndrewFeinberg/status/1151165148217917441

  4. Rapunzel says:

    This is way more complex than racism though. It’s sexism (Trump probably wouldn’t say “go home” to Beto, for example) and partisanship (Trump’s not telling this to Marco Rubio or Rafael “Call me Ted, cause people need more reasons to think I’m a serial killer” Cruz.) And, it’s just plain authoritative (he’s demonizing and otherizing his critics. )

    As for the Conways, they live up to the Con in their name. They are both charlatan phonies.

    • ByTheSea says:

      You know he can be both racist and sexist, right? These are women of color he is telling to “go back.” Even as much as he hates Hillary, he never told her that. He is a racist through and through, with sexism thrown in for good measure.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Bythesea- please reread my comment. I was saying exactly what you said. I said it’s sexism, partisanship and authoritarianism in addition to racism. I did not say it’s not racist. Just that it’s more than that. My first statement, “This is way more complex than racism though” should have had “just” in front of racism to make that clearer.

    • vava says:

      yes.
      sexist, racist, fascist, sexual predator, sexual assailant, narcissist, and the list goes on and on.

    • Jessica says:

      He is not saying it to Beto because he is Irish.

  5. Incredulous says:

    Donald Trump is a racist? NO WAY! Next you’ll be telling me he’s president of the US.

    Also, George’s wife, Kelly Ann, blew off a sub poena the other day.

  6. minx says:

    I loathe both Conways but I’m still glad this guy says what he says.

    • B n A fan says:

      I cannot stand Kellyanne Con job but I’m still glad her husband is a thorn in Don the Con side. I hope he keeps up telling the truth. If his wife don’t like it she can get a decent job, not one where she has to lie everyday.

      • Lorelei says:

        If it truly bothered Donald, he would have fired Kellyanne a long time ago. And he would tweet angrily any time George spoke out. But he doesn’t, which leads me to believe he knows this is all an act. He definitely understands that they have some kind of deal. What I don’t get is how all of the liberals who praise this guy can’t also see that.

      • B n A fan says:

        I don’t praise Conway’s husband, I do like when he put his thoughts in an editorial slamming Don the Con and he is reluctant to fight back whatever his reason his. IMO, I believe Kellyanne conjob knows too much about the 45’s dirty dealings. I bet she has dirt on the entire family and 45 is afraid to fire her, that’s what I believe. We are all trying to figure this thing out so everyone’s guess is as good as the other.

    • Carol says:

      @Minx – Ditto

    • PrincessPistol says:

      I tend to agree. We can’t wail and gnash teeth saying that Rs don’t speak up against Trump and then totally eviscerate those that do and negate them when they do. Well, I can’t anyway.

  7. NightOwl says:

    I’m skeptical and think they are playing both sides right now to preserve their standing and footing in legal and political circles. This man is no saint. He was the lawyer for Paula Jones v Clinton alongside Ann Coulter. He is a rabble rouser who loves to upend the establishment and seems to thrive with generating controversy and chaos. His actions speak WAY louder than his words.

    My guess is the Conways find it comical that so many are falling for their ruse. Feeling sorry for George that he has to “deal with Kelly” is unnecessary – I think it’s yet another giant con game, preying on the empathy of most of our citizenry.

    • Christina says:

      The Conways are trying to be James Carville and Mary Matelin so that they can position themselves for future paydays.

      Dude has been accepting a of lot of racists around him if he needs a bigot to publicly humiliate four women of color on a national stage to be convinced about that person being racist. There were a bunch of signs previously that go back decades, and Conway has to know about the no-contest plea for denying Black people apartments when Fred Trump was still alive. Trump was deeply involved, but people like the Conways want to excuse it because of his dad. He’s always been a misogynistic racist.

      This quote spoke to me from the NYTs this morning. It’s from a woman who was born in Waco, TX who has been told to go back to her country before:

      ‘She highlighted the irony that a president who has spent much of his campaign and presidency criticizing his country, often referring to it as a “laughingstock,” is turning that argument back on four congresswomen who have criticized it for other reasons.

      “It was almost him saying that ‘this discourse is not for you,’” Ms. Daniels said. “It was almost saying ‘this isn’t yours, you have no skin in the game — literally.’” ‘

      What a lot of white people who don’t acknowledge white privilege don’t understand is that this is what pours into a person when they have to swallow racism: this isn’t for you. This belongs to us, not to you. It makes you feel powerless and railroaded into something basic, viscerally alarming that kicks in your fight or flight response. That’s the pain, and so many people are too threatened by looking at their own biases that they don’t want to process that we aren’t making this stuff up, and the consequences for targets are real. All of these pundits keep saying that progressives talking about these issues will give Trump another 4 years, and that’s just nauseating because it’s probably true.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Yeah Trump is as petty as Fkkk. He gets into twitter fights with everyone who says even the smallest criticism of him yet he has never said anything to George Conway? Definitely a con. I’m not sure what he’s angling for but I’m sure Trump is getting something out of it…

  8. lucy2 says:

    “But Sunday left no doubt.” Dude. Trump has a very obvious history of racism for DECADES. Let’s not pretend these tweets were at all something new for him.

  9. me48 says:

    Speaking of KAC someone found a IG pic of her and Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘chief pilot’ Larry Visoski.

  10. Cee says:

    What more needs to happen in order for people to realise POTUS is racist?
    I’ve been to the US numerous times. I lived there for 6 months. Because I pass for “white” I’ve never been bothered, but racism has always been an issue. However, now it’s in the open. For the first time in my life I am unsure whether to holiday in the US. I was called a racial slur once just for talking to my mum in spanish. What would happen now? Scary times, indeed. 2020 doesn’t look good.

  11. Duke Caboom says:

    As a Canadian watching the last 2 years all I have to say is this to anyone who sticks those nose up and says “I didn’t vote because I didn’t like either candidate” . Not voting = voting for Trump. So while you may feel enlightened by your laziness, the rest of the world suffers.
    Whoever runs against trump – vote for that person . It’s that simple

  12. Cheche says:

    It’s all diversion! He comes out with stuff just to get people looking at them and taking attention away from the orange thing. Watch the timing on GC’s statements. Always after another pr problem.

  13. Incredulous says:

    Anyone else watching republicans melt down in the house? Apparently, it’s against the rules to call the president a racist or a bigot so they’ve been flipping out and trying to rules-lawyer Pelosi’s comments. Now it’s gone to a straight vote and, barring utter spinelessness from democrats, everyone gets to call Trump a racist in the house after the vote passes. Expect a gigantic avalanche of cognitive dissonance and glorious, glorious meltdowns.

  14. Rashida says:

    Just when you think Trump can’t get any worse he reaches a new low. At this stage I wouldn’t put it past him to use the n word at one of his rallies. The 2020 election can’t come fast enough.

  15. moo says:

    Welcome to the party, George! I am so over this guy AND his nuttier than a nut wife. Both of them can disappear right now and I’m not too sure anyone except their poor kids would really notice or care.

  16. Elaine says:

    I have no respect for anybody who stays married to a dirtbag. In this case they’re both dirtbags..