In the latest installment of the George Conway vs. Donald Trump saga, White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway defended her boss's decision to push back against the public criticism from the man Trump branded her "husband from hell." "You think he should just take that sitting down?" she asked. She also had some advice for those attempting to "play psychiatrist" with the president.
The public feud between Conway and Trump — which has largely been one-sided until recently — really ramped up over the last week after Conway echoed the Democrats' attempts to portray Trump as mentally unfit for office by diagnosing the president as suffering from "narcissistic personality disorder."
In a series of tweets this week, Conway, a D.C.-based lawyer, provided his followers with a clinical definition of the disorder he says he's increasingly convinced is driving Trump's actions: "narcissistic personality disorder: 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," including "a grandiose sense of self-importance," being "preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success," believing "that he or she is special or unique," and requiring "excessive admiration."
After ignoring him for months, Trump finally unleashed on his advisor's heckling husband. Trump first smacked Conway as "A total loser!" in a repost of the Trump campaign manager claiming Conway got rejected by Trump for a job he really wanted in the administration.Trump unleashed a lengthier rebuke Wednesday in which he countered Conway's diagnosis with a less clinical explanation for his actions.