George Conway has suggested that a serious inquiry needs to be made about President Donald Trump’s mental condition, launching a scathing attack on his recent “pathological lies.”
The lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s comments come after Trump referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” to his face as well as repeating comments from Paul Manafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing in which he falsely claimed that Judge Amy Berman Jackson said there was “absolutely no evidence” of Russian collusion.
Downing made the remarks outside the Washington D.C. federal courthouse after Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison for conspiracy and obstruction, on top of his previous 47-month sentence he already received after pleading guilty to tax and bank fraud offenses
In the wake of the Cook mix-up, Trump claimed that he called the CEO Tim Apple “as an easy way to save time & words.”
“Have we ever seen this degree of brazen, pathological mendacity in American public life? One day he makes a harmless slip of the tongue, something any mentally balanced person would laugh off,” Conway wrote as part of a lengthy Twitter outburst.
“But instead he lies about it. He denies what the world can see on videotape. Even his donors and supporters wonder, what is wrong with him? Why would be feel compelled to tell such an absurd lie?
“But one lie on any subject is never enough for Donald Trump. So he next tells a different lie. Yes, I omitted a word, but to save time. A ridiculous assertion, of course—he really said ‘Tim Apple’ instead of ‘Tim Cook of Apple’ to save **a third of a second**? ”
“This man who recently gave an incoherent, rambling two-hour-plus speech, this man not known for economy of words? Another absurd, crazy lie. Pathological.”
Responding to Trump‘s remarks in the wake of Manafort’s sentence in which he also fasley claimed Jackson had exonerated his administration of any collusion, Conway said: “The judge says, in open court, that Manafort’s lawyers’ ‘no collusion’ ‘mantra’ was patently ridiculous because it was irrelevant to the charges at hand—not that there was no proof of collusion, just that whether there was or wasn’t was irrelevant to the proceedings at hand. And yet he lies again—a blatant lie—about what the judge said in open court.
“Again, pathological. It’s not rational, because it’s a lie that no reasonable person would believe. It undermines his credibility. It’s self-defeating.
Conway added: “But these are just two of…how many examples? Hundreds? Thousands? Is it possible to count? At any level of government in this country, in any party, have we ever seen anything like this? It’s beyond politics. It’s nuts. It’s a disorder.
“Whether or not impeachment is in order, a serious inquiry needs to be made about this man’s condition of mind.”
Conway previously suggested that Trump’s behavior is “immature” as well as pathological following his rebuttal of the Tim Apple confusion.
“The combination of the two disorders is called ‘malignant narcissism,’” Conway added. “It’s highly problematic, to say the least, and it’s astounding how little it has been discussed, even though it has been staring us in the face every day. This goes beyond politics.”