Now George Conway says it's 'possible' Trump is in 'cognitive decline' and posts 'coherent' 1980 interview with Tom Brokaw saying president now speaks in 'incomprehensible word salads' (16 Pics)

George Conway suggested Thursday that Donald Trump is in 'cognitive decline,' in spite of a public warning from his wife - a senior adviser to the president -  that he's not qualified to dish out medical advice.  
Trump had raised the temperature Wednesday in his feud with Conway, calling him 'a husband from hell' in a tweet and telling reporters that he's 'a whack job.' The back-and-forth prompted the lawyer's wife, Kellyanne Conway, to publicly side with her boss in the month's long spat. 
The next morning, George Conway was back on the attack, promoting a decades-old Tom Brokaw interview with a 33-year-old Trump as evidence for his argument that Trump is nuts. He also claimed the president is a 'compulsive liar,' and that's why Trump's lawyers didn't want him talking to Robert Mueller.
After calling Trump 'dumb' in one assessment, Conway said, in response to a follower's claim that Trump could be in 'cognitive decline,' that it's 'possible' the 72-year-old president is losing his mental faculties.
'Also possible. There's a clip of Trump online talking to Tom Brokaw thirty years ago and Trump is speaking in complete, coherent sentences. It's quite a remarkable contrast to today, when all you get are these often incompréhensible word salads,' he said. 
George Conway suggested Thursday that Donald Trump is in 'cognitive decline,' in spite of a public warning from his wife - a senior adviser to the president - that he's not qualified to offer such a diagnosis



His wife gave a pained interview hours later in which she said it's 'unlike' him to tweet and it's a 'new' development that he's no longer 'supporting the agenda of the president and my work there.'
'I appreciate the president defending what he thinks is unfairness. I'll leave that up to him. I was raised, though, in a household of strong Italian Catholic women who taught me that you air grievances like that in private, so it is very surprising to see it be so public,' she told Maria Bartiromo on her Fox Business show. 'I've always encouraged him, I think would he be a fantastic judge or law professor.'
The former campaign manager for Trump who followed him to the White House has avoided comment on her marriage and her husband's derogatory remarks about her boss. She addressed the clash at length for the first time on Wednesday, in a Politico interview.
She noted Thursday, on Bartiromo's program, 'I don't talk much about this publicly.'   
Conway said her first priority is the 'protection' of the four children she has with George. 
She said her husband encouraged her to work for the president and was 'enthusiastic' about the family's move from New York to Washington at the beginning of the Trump administration.
'We have four school-aged children. So you don't just -- I -- I'm their mother. I could never have just come here and been here for two and a half years without them. So we made a decision as a family to move here,' she said. 'George decided he would like to do something different with his career. I totally supported that. He wanted the solicitor general's job. That didn't work out. Then he was nominated or offered the job at the Justice Department.'  
Conway argued that her husband's tweets are meaningless, as he does not have the power to act on his assessments in the way Mueller, the deputy attorney general or a talk show host does. 
'I don't know when the feminists are going to write this story about the unusual situation of a man getting power through his wife,' she predicted. 'But that's what we have here.'
Her husband produced a letter this week affirming his claims that he turned the DOJ job down. He also shared screen-grabs from a psychiatric diagnostic manual to back up his claims that Trump is mentally ill.
The president decided Wednesday that enough is enough. He skewered George Conway on Twitter and slammed him to reporters as he took questions ahead of a departure from the White House. 
'George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife's success & angry that I, with her help, didn't give him the job he so desperately wanted,' Trump wrote on Twitter. 'I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!'
As he left the White House for Ohio hours later, he couldn't resist putting his broadside on videotape.
'I don't know him. He's a whack job, there's no question about it,' the presdient said. 
'I think he's doing a tremendous disservice to his wonderful wife. Kellyanne is a wonderful woman, and I call him 'Mr. Kellyanne',' he added.
Mrs. Conway defended Trump for clobbering her own husband, asking Politico in a brief phone interview: 'You think he should just take that sitting down?'  
She said Trump had sat on the sidelines of her household's intramural political mudfight long enough.
'He left it alone for months out of respect for me,' she said. 'But you think he shouldn't respond when somebody, a non-medical professional, accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?'
'Don't play psychiatrist any more than George should be,' she told Politico. 'You're not a psychiatrist and he's not, respectfully.'
The president's Wednesday morning tweet marked the first time Trump has claimed Kellyanne played a role in her husband's failure to secure a plum Justice Department position in the administration's early days.
That claim quickly lost power, however, when The Washington Post released a May 31, 2017 letter from Mr. Conway to the president in which he turned down the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the DOJ.
'I am profoundly grateful to you and to the Attorney General for selecting me. ... I have reluctantly concluded, however, that, for me and my family, this is not the right time for me to leave the private sector and take on a new role in the federal government,' the letter reads. 
'Kellyanne and I continue to support you and your Administration, and I look forward to doing so in whatever way I can from outside the government.' 
Mrs. Conway was the president's campaign manager in the fall of 2016, the first woman ever to successfully bring a White House campaign across the finish line.
Trump's long-simmering feud with Mr. Conway boiled over this week after the attorney claimed online that he is mentally ill and tweeted pages from a standard psychiatric diagnosis manual to back up his assertions.
He tweeted at Trump on Wednesday: 'You seem determined to prove my point. Good for you! #NarcissisticPersonalityDisorder.' — and added minutes later: 'You. Are. Nuts.'
He said in an interview on Tuesday that he takes his anti-Trump frustrations out online so he can avoid disrupting his marriage by complaining directly to his powerful wife about the president he considers insane.
'The mendacity, the incompetence, it's just maddening to watch,' he told The Washington Post on Tuesday. '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. That's basically it. Frankly, it's so I don't end up screaming at her about it.' 
Speaking of the public war of words that led him to tweet a definition of 'narcissistic personality disorder,' he said the armchair diagnosis 'stuck ... because of the utter bizarreness this weekend, his own conduct. It was so illustrative. 


Within an hour of Trump claiming he denied Mr. Conway a plum Justice Department job, The Washington Post published this May 2017 letter in which Conway turned Trump down
Conway also pushed back on Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale's claim on Twitter that the president turned Conway down for a senior-level DOJ position.
He said he withdrew from consideration after Trump fired his FBI Director, James Comey, a move that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
'I'm thinking to myself, this guy is going to be at war with the Justice Department for the next two years. I'm not doing this,' Conway said. 
Trump had called him 'a total loser' just hours before. And the president's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, claimed 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' is 'jealous' of his more-famous wife's success.
'He barely worked @TheJusticeDept and was either fired/quit, didn't want the scrutiny? Now he hurts his wife because he is jealous of her success. POTUS doesn't even know him!' Parscale tweeted Monday night.
Mr. Conway had launched a barrage of insults at the president on Monday evening, tweeting medical definitions of personality disorders including 'deceitfulness' and grandiosity as symptoms — and saying they apply to the 45th president.
His latest criticism of Trump followed a weekend of digital slams from the president against a range of targets including the late Sen. John McCain and Saturday Night Live.

Mr. Conway fired back sarcastically at Trump on Monday, tweeting that it wasn't smart of the president to give his amateur head-shrinking a bigger platform.
'Congratulations!' he wrote in a tweet. 'You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job!'
Conway's wife, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, brushed off the incident, saying she was taking care of the couple's four children Monday morning and hadn't paid attention.
Parscale, however, spoke for Trumpworld; the president himself piled on hours later  
Mr. Conway posted the definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder; he also tweeted the cover of the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders in a slap at Trump.
According to the definition, someone with the disorder has three or more of a list of symptoms.
Among them are a 'Grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements).' 




A person with a narcissistic disorder may also be:
'Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love;'
'Believes he or she is 'special' and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions);' and 
'Requires excessive admiration ... has a sense of entitlement ... [and] is interpersonally exploitative.'
Before his stab at armchair psychiatry, Conway retweeted conservative commentator William Kristol, who urged people to think seriously about Trump's psychological state.
'Agree with this, but would add that *all* Americans should be thinking seriously *now* about Trump's mental condition and psychological state, including and especially the media, Congress — and the Vice President and Cabinet,' Conway wote. 
Kellyanne Conway commented on the latest instance of her husband torching the president — her boss — brushing off a question by a reporter at the White House.
'I have four kids and I was getting them out of the house this morning before I got here, so I could talk to the president about substance. So I may not be up to speed on the whole thing,' she said. 
As Conway's tweet attacking the president's alleged narcissism reverberated, Trump weighed in on the New Zealand terror attack that killed 50, defending his own image and complaining that he was being blamed for the slaughter.
'The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!' the president wrote. 
Last year, former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said Trump had aced a diagnostic test used to look at potential mental disorders.
Trump got a perfect score on a test designed to look for signs of memory loss or cognitive dysfunction.
He bragged about the results as he blamed his predecessors for failing to solve problems in North Korea.
'I guess they all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests,' Trump quipped at the time.
Now George Conway says it's 'possible' Trump is in 'cognitive decline' and posts 'coherent' 1980 interview with Tom Brokaw saying president now speaks in 'incomprehensible word salads' (16 Pics) Now George Conway says it's 'possible' Trump is in 'cognitive decline' and posts 'coherent' 1980 interview with Tom Brokaw saying president now speaks in 'incomprehensible word salads' (16 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 10:23 Rating: 5

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