George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has made it abundantly clear that he is not a fan of his wife’s boss. In his most recent public criticism of President Trump, Conway promoted one of the Democrats’ favorite lines of attack: Trump is mentally unfit to fulfill his duties as President of the United States. His mental ailment, Conway suggested in a series of tweets, is “narcissistic personality disorder.”
Conway, who frequently posts criticisms of Trump, issued a series of Trump-slamming tweets and retweets this week, including diagnosing Trump with “narcissistic personality disorder,” for which the Washington-based lawyer provided a definition for his followers: “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following: has a grandiose sense of self-importance…, is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, brilliance, beauty or ideal love….believes that he or she is special or unique…requires excessive admiration…etc.”
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 18, 2019
Clearly not amused by the unflattering diagnosis by his advisor’s spouse, Trump swiped back at Conway, for whom he provided his own unofficial psychological analysis: George Conway is suffering from a classic case of spousal envy and is, in layman’s terms, a “LOSER & husband from hell,” the president declared.
“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 blasted out on Twitter Wednesday. “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!”
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. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
The tweet followed another, far more brief post by Trump on Tuesday. “A total loser!” Trump tweeted in response to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale alleging of Conway: “We all know that @realDonaldTrump turned down Mr. Kellyanne Conway for a job he desperately wanted. He barely worked @TheJusticeDept and was either fired/quit, didn’t want the scrutiny? Now he hurts his wife because he is jealous of her success. POTUS doesn’t even know him!”
A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2019
Conway has since responded in more tweets, including saying Team Trump is lying about him getting a position with his administration. “Okay, so they lie. We knew that already. Yawn,” wrote Conway in a sarcastic response to a post by a Washington Post fact-checker stating: “A couple fact checks though: Trump did know George Conway. And Conway chose to drop out of consideration from the DOJ job. He was not fired/quit. Also has a President ever called the spouse of a senior aide a ‘total loser?'”
Okay, so they lie. We knew that already. Yawn. https://t.co/WxVHfkIXob
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 19, 2019
Conway also replied directly to Trump’s second post. “You seem determined to prove my point. Good for you!” he wrote, adding “#NarcissisticPersonalityDisorder.”
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 20, 2019
Conway has been ripping Trump since he first took office. He was up for consideration for a Justice Department job but withdrew for what he said was his opposition to Trump, despite his wife’s position in the White House.