George Conway, the husband of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and a frequent critic of President Trump, penned what the Washington Post has called the “Trumpiest creed,” a satirical op-ed published by the paper Wednesday.
The op-ed — echoing the Apostles’ Creed, which is used as an affirmation of faith in several Christian denominations — mocks the Senate’s vote to acquit Trump on articles of impeachment, various incendiary comments the president has made and the litany of allegations against him.
“I believe the Senate is right to acquit the president. I believe a fair trial is one with no witnesses, and that the trial was therefore fair. I believe the House was unfair because it found evidence against him,” the op-ed reads. “I believe that if the president does something that he believes will get himself reelected, that’s in the public interest and can’t be the kind of thing that results in impeachment.”
Conway goes on to mock Trump’s failure to release his tax returns and his strong support among white evangelical Christians despite previous claims that he does not feel the need to ask God for forgiveness and his reference to Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians as “two Corinthians.”
“I believe the president is selfless, and always puts the nation’s interests first. I believe he isn’t a narcissist, but he’d be entitled to be one if he were one. I believe the president would never exercise his presidential powers to advance his personal interests, but if he did, that would be okay, because whatever is in his personal interests is necessarily in the nation’s interests as well,” the piece concludes. “I believe Article II of the Constitution gives the president the right to do whatever he wants.”
Trump briefly responded to Conway’s frequent criticism in 2019, calling him a “wack job” and the “husband from hell,” while Kellyanne Conway herself publicly criticized her husband for remotely diagnosing Trump with narcissistic personality disorder. Trump has since largely eschewed responding to Conway.
–Updated at 10:50 a.m.