(Via Twitter.)

Soon after President Donald Trump appeared to undercut the legal defense of his own immigration orders on Monday, he earned a rare Tweet from none other than George Conway III of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Conway, a Trump supporter, is married to White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, and he was also in the running for at least two prominent posts in the administration over the past several months. But when the president took to Twitter to blast the “watered down” version of the “TRAVEL BAN” submitted by his own administration, George Conway had enough.

“These tweets may make some [people] feel better, but they certainly won’t help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Sad,” Conway wrote, referring to Trump’s indignation over the solicitor general’s Supreme Court appeal for his executive order, which is currently blocked by a federal appeals court.

Conway then shared a Washington Post analysis of the case, and explained his tweet further.

The messages somewhat recall Kellyanne Conway’s habit during the campaign and transition of publicly disagreeing with Trump. When she downplayed the possibility that Mitt Romney could be Trump’s secretary of state, for example, some wondered whether she was attempting to influence her boss indirectly.

This winter, Trump reportedly considered nominating George Conway to serve as solicitor general, and then to lead DOJ’s civil division. Noel Francisco earned the solicitor general nomination in March. Conway withdrew from civil division consideration last week, saying that it was “not the right time” for him to leave the private sector, according to legal blog Above the Law.

Conway confirmed in an email from his Wachtell account Monday that the Twitter handle @gtconway3d, which includes no formal identity verification from the social media service, was his. “Yes it’s me,” he wrote.

Until Monday, the Twitter account hadn’t been active since December 2015.

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