George Conway Dishes Details About Private Conversations With Trump

He claimed George Conway was "VERY jealous of his wife's success" and was assailing the president because Trump "didn't give him the job he so desperately wanted". "You think he should just take that sitting down?" But up until now Mr Trump has largely chosen not to respond to the attacks and suggesting he does not know Mr Conway.

Conway said the president was a "counterpuncher" and had not fired back at her husband - who has targeted Trump on Twitter in the past - "out of respect for [her]".

In her interview with Politico, Conway stressed that the conflict between her husband and the president does not affect her work.

Trump had also complained to Conway about his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ranting about how "smart" it was for Conway not to have taken a job at the Justice Department. "There's no question about it, but I really don't know him", Trump said as he left the White House headed for Ohio.

"Once someone understands narcissistic personality disorder, they understand you and why you're unfit and incompetent for the esteemed office you temporarily hold", he tweeted at Trump on Tuesday.

While Kellyanne hasn't weighed in on her boss's tweet about her spouse and father of her four children, Twitter users have plenty to say about it. Trump's "husband from hell" line in particular has inspired some mockery of the thrice-married POTUS.

"A total loser!" Trump added.

Trump's tweet referred to a Justice Department job for which George Conway was under consideration in 2017. Conway goaded when the president lashed out.

Conway is by no means the first Trump critic to notice that the president seems to fit the diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder, which include grandiosity, attention seeking, self-centeredness, "exaggerated self-appraisal", condescension, feelings of entitlement, lack of empathy, and relationships that are "largely superficial and exist to serve self-esteem regulation".

On Tuesday, Conway shared with Trump a link to a Rolling Stone article entitled "Trump's Mental Health: Is Pathological Narcissism the Key to Trump's Behavior? That's basically it. Frankly, it's so I don't end up screaming at her about it", he told the Post.

The White House soap opera continues. "The tweeting is just the way to get it out of the way, so I can get it off my chest and move on with my life that day", he said.

  • Joey Payne