George Conway Mocks Idea of Trump Presidential Library as a 'Double Oxymoron'

During President Donald Trump's lengthy interview with NBC News' Meet the Press, the topic of a possible Trump Presidential Library came up, leading the husband of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to publicly mock the notion.

"Have you thought about a presidential library?" host Chuck Todd asked Trump.

"I'm so busy," responded the president. "I know a lot people have mentioned it to me, the presidential library."

Todd followed up, "Do you know where you'd want it?"

"I have a lot of locations, actually," said Trump. "The nice part is I don't need to worry about buying a location."

When Todd asked if that meant the president would want a library on one the properties he already owns, the president did not answer directly. Instead, he said, "I've been treated so great in Florida — You know, the win in Florida. I've been treated so great in so many states."

"I take it you'd want your library where your people would go," said Todd.

To which the president responded, "Well, my people are going to a lot different places... I think somebody said — I read this morning, I had the greatest base ever in politics and I really believe that."

A clip of this exchange was highlighted on Twitter by Robert Maguire of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW), an organization that has been critical of the Trump administration, most recently pushing for the removal of Kellyanne Conway for violating The Hatch Act, a 1939 law that bars almost all Executive branch employees—except the president and vice president—from campaigning while serving in an official capacity or "interfering with, or affecting, the result of an election or a nomination for office."

Author Molly Jong-Fast replied to that clip by stating "I'm pretty sure that the phrase 'trump presidential library' is actually an oxymoron."

Her tweet then earned a quote-tweet from Conway, who mockingly clarified, "it's a double oxymoron, actually."

It was a busy weekend for Conway who on Saturday published an opinion column in the Washington Post regarding the latest allegations of sexual assault against Trump.

Late last week, journalist E. Jean Carroll became the most recent woman to claim she had been attacked by Trump, when she went public with her account of an alleged assault in a dressing room at upscale retailer Bergdorf Goodman some two decades earlier.

The president has subsequently denied this encounter occurred and has repeatedly claimed to not know who Carroll is, despite a photo of the two standing near each other at an event.

In his opinion piece, Conway chastised Republicans who believed Juanita Broaddrick — the woman who claimed to have been assaulted in 1979 by Bill Clinton — but choose to discount Carroll and other women who have accused Trump of assault.

"Trump called Broaddrick 'courageous,' and if Broaddrick was courageous, then certainly Carroll is as well," wrote Conway. "For Carroll's story is at least as compelling as Broaddrick's—if not more so."

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George T. Conway III, husband of White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, attends the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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