The lawyer and husband of senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway retweeted multiple posts that were critical of both Trump and his speech, in which the president repeated several lies about immigration.
Conway has become a vocal critic of Trump in recent months, despite his wife’s close working relationship with the commander in chief. He reshared posts calling the address “bloody…awful,” “underwhelming,” “terrible” and “a mess for everyone involved.”
Now I see why Trump has never before given an Oval Office address. Just…bloody…awful. #TrumpAddress
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) January 9, 2019
My quick take on this speech: Huh?
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 9, 2019
There was nothing too interesting in that speech, and nothing too interesting about that speech.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 9, 2019
tonight was sort of a mess for everyone involved
— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) January 9, 2019
The national political equivalent of a meeting that could’ve been an email
— Adam ⚡️ Sneed (@atsneed) January 9, 2019
OK, I am a not a fan of Donald Trump’s.
But speaking as a former White House chief speech writer (for a president seen as a bad speaker), this was a TERRIBLE performance.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) January 9, 2019
President Trump made several misleading claims in his Oval Office address, including on the amount of illegal drugs coming across the U.S. border (it’s small) and Democrats requesting the wall be made of steel (they didn’t). https://t.co/JehNexDhKj
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) January 9, 2019