The bitter public feud between President Donald Trump and the husband of one of his closest advisers continued on Tuesday when the president branded George Conway as “A total loser!”
Trump was responding to a tweet from 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, claiming Conway had been turned down by Trump for a position in the administration. Conway was reported to have withdrawn his own name from consideration for a top Department of Justice post in 2017.
A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2019
Trump’s comment came one day after Conway encouraged all Americans — specifically Congress, the vice president, and the president’s cabinet — to consider Trump’s mental state before voting for him in 2020. That tweet from Conway followed a much more ambiguous message, sent as Trump went on a weekend Twitter spree, reading, “His condition is getting worse.”
But Conway was quick to respond to Trump’s attack, sarcastically congratulating the president for elevating his previous criticism.
“Congratulations!” he tweeted. “You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job!”
Congratulations! You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job! https://t.co/Dk9bI3sBs7
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 19, 2019
In a subsequent tweet, Conway linked to an April 2017 Rolling Stone article questioning whether Trump suffered from pathological narcissism. “Once someone understands narcissistic personality disorder, they understand you—and why you’re unfit and incompetent for the esteemed office you temporarily hold,” he wrote.
The ongoing feud between the two has put White House adviser Kellyanne Conway in an awkward spot. She brushed off her husband’s tweets on Monday, saying she doesn’t share the concerns he expressed about the president’s mental state and explained that she simply didn’t have time to keep up with his tweets.
"No, I don't share those concerns."
— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2019
“I have four kids, and I was getting them out of the house this morning before I got here, so I didn’t talk to the president about substance, so I may not be up to speed on all of them,” she told reporters outside the White House on Monday.