George Conway Issues Ominous Warning to Donald Trump If He Testifies

A former ally of Donald Trump said he would be “torn to shreds” if he were to testify in his criminal trial.

George Conway, now an adversary, told MSNBC that testifying wouldn’t be in the former president’s best interests, saying he prefers to tackle his legal opponents outside of the courtroom.

“You can’t let him testify. He’d be torn to shreds in about three minutes,” Conway said. “He never listens to his lawyers. If he doesn’t testify it’s not going to be because he’s all of sudden decided to follow legal advice. He’s causing his lawyers to do stupid things in court, like the cross examination of Stormy and the cross examination of Michael Cohen.”

Trump is on trial in New York over a $130,000 payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. The payment was made by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records to hide his reimbursement to Cohen for the hush money payment. He has denied all charges and having an alleged affair with Daniels.

In the months leading up to the criminal trial, Trump said he would like to take the stand. “I would testify, absolutely,” he said on April 12, according to a report by NBC News. “I’m testifying. I tell the truth. I mean, all I can do is tell the truth. And the truth is that there is no case.”

He later said would testify “if necessary,” and this week he said in an interview with Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin that he that he would “like to.”

Trump’s lawyers are preparing to present their defense next week. It remains to be seen whether the ex-president will take the stand.

Newsweek has contacted Trump via the form on his website for comment outside of normal working hours.

“If he doesn’t testify, it’s because he’s scared,” Conway, who is the former husband of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, continued. “You like to go out and stand out there in the hallway and say all the things that you say because nobody gets to ask you questions [in the courtroom], if they ask you questions you just get to turn around and walk away.”

Donald Trump at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 14, 2024, in New York City. He is facing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.


Earlier this week, key witness Cohen testified in the Manhattan court regarding payments made to Daniels. She testified the previous week.

“You, Donald – I hope you’re listening to me – you are a wuss,” Conway said. “You are scared of actually doing what Stormy Daniels had to do, and what Michael Cohen had to do.”

Continuing to directly address the 45th U.S. president, Conway said: “Donald – you are scared,” before continuing to goad Trump into testifying. “You can’t call these people liars Donald, unless you go on the stand on tell your truth. Let’s hear it. Let’s see how you do.”