A few die-hard Trump supporters also engaged in some whataboutism on his Twitter post, making claims about Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or other top Democrats.
— ¡Adios Justin (@barbmic) September 16, 2018
However they were met with equal political meming, like stating Hillary Clinton met with a Russian agent during the 2016 campaign. The Russian agent being her opponent, Donald Trump.
— Mitzi Livingston (@WayChic) September 16, 2018
Many of the respondents on the President’s tweet ignored his message and instead addressed issues they felt he—and his fellow Republicans—should focus on.
Trump can no longer complain about the amount of money that the Mueller Investigation is costing.
Yesterday, Manafort agreed to forfeit $46 Million Dollars in properties to the Federal Prosecutors.
That is enough money to pay for a year of Trump’s Golfing Trips.
— Dennis R. Hill (@dennis0805a) September 15, 2018
Speaking of..where are all the Republicans that were screaming about Obamas vacations and the extended trips and the costs that were associated with these outings? Not one word has been mentioned about Trumps weekly golf outings to HIS clubs at OUR expense. Hypocrisy lives GOP
— Mr 954 (@KeithWa03224582) September 15, 2018
Now there’s the petty little hands donnie we know and need indicted
You obsession with HRC and PBO knows no bounds
Imagine if you hadn’t said “fine people on both sides” or “it’s an island, surrounded by water” or “I’m going to fire Comey, this while Russia thing is made up”
— BgMac (@bgmacneill) September 16, 2018
And that’s about it!
— Captain Qwark (@Qwarktastic2) September 15, 2018
— Laura Sims Negri (@laurasimstx) September 16, 2018
While some sought to make the same distinction for Trump that Conway did.
You have blatantly lied thousands of time. No contest.
— Mike Gozerian (@MGozerian) September 16, 2018
Thanks for confirming that you don’t know the difference between a mistake and a lie.
— doctortoc (@doctortoc) September 16, 2018
Misspeaking is different than intentionally misleading or lying. False equivalancy at its finest!
— Richard D Edwards (@RedWa0223) September 16, 2018
As for George Conway, the public reactions largely ranged from gratitude for his honesty to concern for his marriage.
Thank you for your honesty.
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) September 15, 2018
At least someone in the Conway family has maintained sound judgement & not blindly supported the #LiarInChief. How ANYONE supports the #WorstPrezEver is beyond my Republican comprehension! #CongressionalCowards Where are you? 🙉🙈🙊 pic.twitter.com/xKcZtHvw5T
— Sharon Ponitz (@PonitzSharon) September 15, 2018
My guess is because KA is doing a job and isn’t a true believer. But what do I know. Middle-age has taught me that you never know what’s going on in someone else’s marriage.
— Cindy Kitchel (@CindyKitchel) September 15, 2018
While some got in their own correction for the President.
There is a difference in a slip of the tongue and actually believing there are 57 states. Also knowing the words to the National Anthem and how the colors on the flag are arranged.
— Johnnie Bostic (@johnniebostic) September 16, 2018
slip of the tongue…and we all know Obama knows there are 50 states. We honestly can’t say for sure that Trump knows there are 50 states.
— MissyAnn (@MissySyvrud) September 15, 2018
This is not the first time George Conway posted something unflattering about the President. He also frequently posts poor poll results and asides on the White House’s varied legal situations. As for his wife’s reaction, in a piece in The Washington Post about their relationship, when asked about her husband’s tweets, the White House counselor stated:
“It is disrespectful, it’s a violation of basic decency, certainly, if not marital vows.”
Then she asked the reporter to lie and say the quote came from “a person familiar with their relationship.” When the reporter refused, Conway changed her statement claiming it was not how she personally felt. She said:
“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. I feel there’s a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him. Which is ridiculous. One is my work and one is my marriage.”
According to the tell-all book by her former colleague, Trump referred to Kellyanne Conway’s half-Fillipino husband as “Fucking FLIP! Disloyal! Fucking Goo-goo.” which are racial slurs.