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Claudia Conway is criticizing the Trump administration in tweets to Kellyanne Conway, claiming it is 'complicit' in Herman Cain's death

July 31, 2020
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Claudia Conway fired back at her mother’s recent tweets and shared screenshots of a private text conversation between the two.

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  • 15-year-old Claudia Conway, the daughter of George and Kellyanne Conway, is using her social media presence to criticize the Trump administration — and to spar with her mother. 
  • On Friday, Claudia Conway responded to two separate tweets from her mother, accusing her of making “no sense” in a tweet about the coronavirus and saying the Trump administration is “complicit” in Herman Cain’s death.
  • Conway went on to post screenshots of texts that appear to be between mother and daughter, where Kellyanne Conway writes that she’s “tired of this.”
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Claudia Conway, the teenage daughter of political figures Kellyanne and George Conway, is continuing to criticize the Trump administration — and her mother’s politics — on social media.

On Friday, the 15-year-old responded to several of her mother’s tweets, much to the delight of her robust Twitter following.

The Conways’ most recent public disagreement began when Kellyanne Conway, who serves as an advisor to President Donald Trump, tweeted a tribute to Herman Cain, writing that the businessman and political activist had “led a remarkable life and will be missed.”

Claudia Conway took issue with her mother’s framing of the situation. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""yes it is sad but wasn't your administration complicit in his death ?? yikes," she responded.” data-reactid=”27″>”yes it is sad but wasn’t your administration complicit in his death ?? yikes,” she responded.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Cain died after being hospitalized COVID-19. It remains unclear how he contracted the virus, but he tested positive 11 days after attending a campaign rally for Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.” data-reactid=”28″>Cain died after being hospitalized COVID-19. It remains unclear how he contracted the virus, but he tested positive 11 days after attending a campaign rally for Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Within minutes of posting, the reply racked up over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""If ever I turn into a completely soulless ghoul, I hope my daughter trolls me as magnificently as you do your mom," writer Jon Zal quipped.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”31″>”If ever I turn into a completely soulless ghoul, I hope my daughter trolls me as magnificently as you do your mom,” writer Jon Zal quipped

The family feud, however, did not stop there.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In another tweet, Kellyanne Conway reiterated a comment from Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic. &nbsp;” data-reactid=”33″>In another tweet, Kellyanne Conway reiterated a comment from Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""#CDC Director: more deaths among high school students from suicides &amp; drug overdoses than from #COVID19," she wrote. "He said lockdowns &amp; a lack of public schooling caused a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health."” data-reactid=”34″>”#CDC Director: more deaths among high school students from suicides & drug overdoses than from #COVID19,” she wrote. “He said lockdowns & a lack of public schooling caused a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health.”

Her daughter fired back. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""how can you possibly compare SUICIDE rates to COVID-19 fatality rates amongst TEENAGERS?" she responded. "as your daughter who has struggled with suicidality in the past, you make no sense."” data-reactid=”36″>”how can you possibly compare SUICIDE rates to COVID-19 fatality rates amongst TEENAGERS?” she responded. “as your daughter who has struggled with suicidality in the past, you make no sense.”

Conway went on to point out what she saw as a flaw in her mother’s reasoning.

“also considering that we KNOW that that adults and those 65+ are at a MUCH higher risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, why is this relevant? sick,” she wrote. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The discussion between mother and daughter apparently was not limited to Twitter. Claudia Conway went on to post screenshots of a text conversation with a phone contact labeled "mother." In the texts, "mother" tells her daughter that she’s "tired of this," instructing her to trust "the nation’s lead doctors" and "learn the facts."” data-reactid=”41″>The discussion between mother and daughter apparently was not limited to Twitter. Claudia Conway went on to post screenshots of a text conversation with a phone contact labeled “mother.” In the texts, “mother” tells her daughter that she’s “tired of this,” instructing her to trust “the nation’s lead doctors” and “learn the facts.”

“What an idiotic argument backed with no logic,” Claudia Conway responds. “this is not a matter of bipartisan politics. suicidality is NOT to be compared to covid-19 deaths. i’m very disappointed in you.”

The tweet has since been deleted. 

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Claudia Conway posted — and then deleted — a screenshot of a text conversation.

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The screenshot immediately received 1,000 likes, and Conway was quick to clarify her intentions to her followers.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""i'm not bashing my mother in anyway," she tweeted. "i would have responded the same to anyone reposting such nonsense. it is just frustrating!!” data-reactid=”57″>”i’m not bashing my mother in anyway,” she tweeted. “i would have responded the same to anyone reposting such nonsense. it is just frustrating!!

This isn’t Conway’s first brush with online attention

Conway’s outspoken social media presence first received widespread attention in June when viewers discovered the teen’s TikTok account, where she frequently posts videos criticizing the Trump administration and professing her support for left-wing causes.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""Growing up when your mom is Kellyanne Conway, it's really really hard to disassociate yourself with that image because people look at me and are like 'oh, that's Kellyanne Conway's daughter,' she must love Trump," Conway told Insider’s Connor Perrett at the time. "In reality, I really don’t."&nbsp;” data-reactid=”60″>”Growing up when your mom is Kellyanne Conway, it’s really really hard to disassociate yourself with that image because people look at me and are like ‘oh, that’s Kellyanne Conway’s daughter,’ she must love Trump,” Conway told Insider’s Connor Perrett at the time. “In reality, I really don’t.” 

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