George Conway questions Bigly Trump’s mental health, Trump calls him a ‘total loser’


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You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been ignoring Donald Trump. I just go through phases where he still makes me outraged and unsettled, but I just feel like “what’s new though.” It’s not about normalizing his insanity or getting used to it, but at some point, his unsettling, terrifying bullsh-t really does become old news. Do I really need to do a headline about how Donald Trump is a white supremacist and he’s actively radicalizing white supremacist terrorists and using the same neo-Nazi language? I’ve been saying that for years. It’s been true for years.

In addition to giving half-hearted denials of his own white supremacy, Trump spent the weekend on another tweet-binge. He tweeted about Jeanine Pirro, he tweeted about various controversies and conspiracies involving the FBI. He tweeted that Joe Biden was a “low I.Q. individual.” There were lots of tweets about how the media is “the real enemy of the people.” He also got confused about a rerun of Saturday Night Live. And on and on. It was so bad on Sunday that even I noticed it and commented on how he seemed especially worked up. Kellyanne Conway’s husband George noticed that Trump was especially unhinged too, so Conway tweeted some interesting little thoughts:

George Conway has been critical of Trump for years now, and it’s really only notable because A) George Conway actually knows Trump pretty well and B) because Kellyanne Conway still works at the White House. Usually, Trump stays silent about Kellyanne’s husband. Not this time:

George responded:

I mean… it’s juvenile. But is it helpful? As I said, we’ve known all of this sh-t for years. I guess it gives the cable news an excuse to run pieces about “Is Donald Trump a malignant narcissist?”

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    At this point, the media is not doing its constitutional duty if it does not ask Pence and Cabinet members, at every single appearance, why they have not invoked the 25th Amendment. Make them go on record as to why they are not doing their Senate-confirmed jobs.

    • Kitten says:

      Agree completely.

      I’m not sure I buy the Conways’ good cop/bad cop act. That being said, I don’t disagree with George here. How long until Trump demands that Kellyanne divorces him? Of course, he hasn’t fired KA yet or even asked her to tell George to keep a lid on it which means he might know about their little schtick. Sigh. I hate not being able to trust anything on face value anymore, I hate defaulting to the idea that everything the Right does is in bad faith, yet here we are.

    • Megan says:

      Trump is extra, extra crazy about the media this week, which means something big is coming. Maybe reporters will be asking about the 25th amendment soon.

      @Kitten – I’ve lived and worked in DC for so long, I’ve learned not to take anything at face value. Sad, but true.

      • holly hobby says:

        He’s pissed because NYT has an article noting that he inflated his self worth when he applied for a loan with Deustsche Bank. That was the big news this am

  2. Veronica S. says:

    Pathological narcissists essentially behave like spoiled children. They have no developed internal world beyond the id and ego. They have no sense of consequence beyond their experiences. They behave on impulse, lie, cheat, and steal to pursue what they want. They have no sense of social conscience, which appeals to a certain segment of society that is driven by the id – fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of obsolescence. Both Trump and his supporters speak the same simple language of want and need for validation regardless of reality. Their angry children lashing out against the world with no desire to learn anything beyond their sphere, which is exactly what makes them so dangerous to the rest of us.

  3. Megan says:

    I’m really tired of this game. Kellyanne defends the indefensible while George let’s the establishment Republicans know she doesn’t really mean it. George and Kellyanne seem to believe the party will return to the status quo once Trump is gone and they need to make sure she is still employable. They are going to be disappointed on both counts.

  4. adastraperaspera says:

    George Conway is controlled opposition. This is a staged fight with Trump, intended to both give Kellyanne plausible deniability and cover for Trump to use a mental health plea. The Conways moved into a new home in DC that just happens to be next door to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripasksa’s mansion (convenient). Unclear how they could afford that. They can’t be trusted.

    • Tanguerita says:

      this, this, this, thousand times this.

    • Kitten says:

      This is what I believe as well.

    • Sadezilla says:

      Exactly this. I’m sure it’s a ruse for both of them to make money in a tell-all after tr is out of office. Assuming he will go.

      And to answer Kaiser’s question, no, I don’t think it’s helpful. All elected Republicans, at least at the US Senate and House level, need to go, because their policies are harmful.

    • Megan says:

      The Conways are incredibly wealthy. Kellyanne started her polling company when she was in her late 20s and probably made seven figures a year. George works at one of the country’s most prestigious law firms and definitely makes seven figures per year.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Maybe they just thought Deripaska would be a nice neighbor.

      • Megan says:

        I’m sure they are besties.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Probably are! It’s crazy how wealthy people never feel like they can be rich enough. You’re right, I’m sure the Conways could have led a comfortable life without all this drama. I did hear that Kellyanne’s grandfather was a big mobster, so maybe as a young person she was compelled to get into the biz?

      • Megan says:

        It seems all evil people know each other.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s really the only explanation that makes sense. And we are all paying the price for their shenanigans.

      • Megan says:

        The Conway’s don’t care about Trump or America. They care about future earnings. Kellyanne staked her reputation on Trump. For a party that values loyalty over ethics and morality, she knows it’s ride or die. George is giving her cover.

    • Molly says:

      I believe this is a stage fight to the Conways, but I don’t believe for a second that Trump is smart enough to be in on it. He IS a complete narcissist with rapidly declining mental capacity and zero interest in hard work.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Wow, this makes SO much sense. I couldn’t put my finger on them – WHY are they still married? But this explanation, is everything. I get it now.

    • wow says:

      yes, what you said. When Trump opposition disappears, they can always point to Mr. Conway and how he “went up against Trump” and is fine.

      Trump reality tv at its finest. sigh.

  5. Darla says:

    Yeah maybe. But…maybe he is crazy like a fox. I find him to be very calculating, malevolently so, and very effective at branding his opponents the way he wants them branded, distraction, and projection. This life long criminal has never been convicted or even charged. Think about it and tell me again how crazy he is.

  6. Tanguerita says:

    I don’t trust Conway as far as i can throw him ( disclaimer – really, really not far). This bad-cop-good-cop routine he and his wife play seems highly suspicious to me. Conway is pals with Kavanaugh and basically made it to his job to cosy up to NeverTrumpers in order to get “I-love-beer” Brett on the SCOTUS. And now he can help quashing the Mueller report.

  7. Alexandria says:

    This couple’s dynamics is one of the weirdest things to come out of his Fake Presidency. Sometimes I feel that they’re playing some Love Me If You Dare challenge or this is their foreplay. Oh I grossed myself out. But then George has always been critical of Dotard? So maybe it’s Kellyanne’s weird game.

  8. mycomment says:

    and yet, he’s married to one of the most noxious, lying enablers in trumpworld. explain that disconnect. they are just playing both sides to ensure one of them is employable.. although I don’t doubt Kellyanne will make a fortune serving other despots after her time with dotard — where you can be sure she’s making all kinds of contacts.
    the corruption and greed of the political/media world has doomed this country and the planet.

  9. minx says:

    A 72 year old man calling someone a “total loser.” Sounds like he’s in junior high.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Yep. The only thing that’s missing is the “ner ner ner ner ner” tagged on.
      To mention the horror in Christchurch in his vile tweet is despicable. He’s an atrocious creature.
      ***Too many tweets make a twat.

  10. Lizzie says:

    George Conway is part of the con. He can go and take his wife with him.

  11. Pandy says:

    I’m imagining a news cycle in not-so-distant-future where we never hear about these people again … except for jail time served and parole notifications. I’d be okay with only hearing about them for those reasons.

  12. Christin says:

    Carville/Matalin 2.0

    Gotta cover all bases.

  13. Sam says:

    I think Trump will be in office for a second term unless he resigns due to ill health. I have zero faith in anyone holding him to account. I don’t think the Mueller report will damage his chances at all.

    He could in essence as he said “shoot someone in 5th avenue” and not face any consequences.

    We are seeing white privilege at work.

  14. Susan says:

    The Conways are a scam. Although I can laugh and agree with George Conway because of his disdain for Trump (and even follow him on Twitter), don’t fall for their scam. They are doing this “good cop, bad cop” routine for one reason only: to hedge their bets and maintain their power position in DC when/if the Trump shitshow is ever brought down. George’s criticisms now are designed to give Kelly Anne cover in the future when she can claim innocently “Oh, I knew Trump was terrible the whole time, but I was serving my COUNTRY by staying on his good side and staying on the inside so I could restrain his worst impulses. George’s views are my views and his Twitter feed was the only way we could get those views out.”

  15. Deeanna says:

    When I read in the Washington Post that Kellyanne was complaining about George to Sally Quinn and Maureen Doud at a party, I knew there had to be a Conway scam taking place.