Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to his adviser Kellyanne Conway during an opioid summit being held at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 1, 2018. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Kellyanne Conway’s loyalty to US President Donald Trump is so strong that she tried to shade her own husband anonymously. The counsellor to the president has called George Conway’s tweets about her boss “disrespectful” in an interview, which she tried but failed to be quoted to an unnamed person.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Conway has had a few choice words for Mr Conway, who was once a Trump supporter but turned into one of the American leader’s many critics. George has been posting his disapprovals of Trump on his Twitter account, and this didn’t sit well with his wife, who is employed by Trump.

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway listens as U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a working lunch with governors in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2018. Reuters/Leah Millis

Speaking with the Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Conway apparently told him what she really thought of George’s anti-Trump tweets. According to Terris, Conway told him that she found her husband’s tweets against her boss as “disrespectful.” But when she tried to pass it off as “off the record,” Terris refused to hide her identity.

Their conversation reads:

Me [Terris]: You told me you found [George’s tweets] disrespectful.

Kellyanne: It is disrespectful, it’s a violation of basic decency, certainly , if not marital vows … as “a person familiar with their relationship.”

Me: No, we’re on the record here. You can’t say after the fact “as someone familiar.”

Kellyanne: I told you everything about his tweets was off the record.

Me: No, that’s not true. That never happened.

Kellyanne: Well, people do see it this way. People do see it that way, I don’t say I do, but people see it that way.

Me: But I’m saying we never discussed everything about his tweets being off the record. There are certain things you said that I put off the record.

Kellyanne: Fine, I’ve never actually said what I think about it and I won’t say what I think about it, which tells you what I think about it.”

Conway dissing her own husband to defend Trump has got Twitter amused. She famously coined the term “alternative fact” in defence of Trump’s presidential inauguration crowd size.