George Conway Spent D-Day Anniversary Tweeting Reagan Was Better Than Trump While Kellyanne Was in Normandy

Lawyer George Conway, husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, tweeted at length about why Ronald Reagan was a better president than Donald Trump on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, as his wife was in Normandy.

It started when George Conway criticized GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Wednesday night for stating that the anniversary of D-Day—the Allies' invasion of Normandy that allowed them to defeat Germany in World War II—was "the time where we should be celebrating our President" Donald Trump.

"If ever there was evidence that the GOP has become a personality cult, this is it," George Conway tweeted.

Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan administration staffer, hit back: "So you believe the President of the United States celebrating the courage of all those Americans who literally gave their lives to save the world is a personality cult. Apparently you hated Reagan as well for doing the same."

George Conway on Thursday morning asked if Lord could "read and hear" and said that celebrating Trump "is not what that anniversary is about." The lawyer then wrote more than a dozen tweets arguing that Reagan, who gave a famous speech on the 40th D-Day anniversary, was better than Trump.

Kellyanne Conway's husband tweeted that Reagan "never attacked deceased war heroes," referring to Trump's continued insults of the late Republican Senator John McCain. Reagan "never dodged the draft," George Conway tweeted, a jab at Trump who got a bone spurs diagnosis and was medically exempt from serving in the Vietnam War.

George Conway continued that "Reagan never lionized ruthless dictators, let alone fell 'in love' with one," a reference to Trump's seemingly cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reagan "never tried to obstruct a lawful counterintelligence or law-enforcement investigation," tweeted George Conway, who has argued that Trump obstructed justice. Reagan "never paid off a porn star," he tweeted, referencing Trump's hush payments to adult film star "Stormy Daniels" Stephanie Clifford whom he allegedly had an affair with.

Unlike Trump, the lawyer tweeted that Reagan "never made the presidency about himself," "never put his personal interests above the nation's," "never stopped trying to be the president of all the people," and "conducted himself with dignity." Reagan was not perfect but "responded to the hatred that others had of him with love of country, not of self," George Conway tweeted.

Reagan wasn’t perfect—no president is—but he earned the grudging respect (and later even the votes) of many who did not originally support him, because he put his country before himself and tried to reason with, not viciously malign, those who disagreed with him.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 6, 2019

George Conway said Reagan was a "decent and honorable man," and finally, without naming Trump, concluded, "We could use a decent and honorable person in the presidency today."

The lawyer's tweets came just hours after his wife tweeted she was "touching down in #Normandy" for the anniversary with two D-Day heroes. George Conway has been one of the most persistent Trump critics despite the fact that his wife is one of the longest serving high rank officials in the administration.

Trump has slammed George Conway and belittled him compared to his wife.

"George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife's success & angry that I, with her help, didn't give him the job he so desperately wanted," Trump tweeted in March. "I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!"

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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. Conway tweeted that Ronald Reagan was a better president than Trump on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images