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Kellyanne Conway defends Trump after he insults her husband

Kellyanne Conway
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Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump's closest advisers, defended her boss on Wednesday after he insulted her husband, George Conway, telling Politico that Trump is allowed to respond to someone who questions his mental stability.

Context: George Conway shared tweets on Monday that included the clinical symptoms for narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder, implying that Trump may suffer from both conditions. While Trump referred to him as a "total loser" in response on Tuesday, he upped his criticism on Wednesday, branding him a "a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!"

What Kellyanne's saying, per Politico:

  • "[Y]ou 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?"
  • "Yesterday George spent the day tweeting about the president. I spent my day doing two one-hour briefings with press and intergovernmental affairs people, agency people from all across the country and then over an hour briefing that I led in the Oval Office with the president and first lady in the cabinet on opioids at one year, so this is what I do here. I think it probably looks differently if everybody is turning into 'Gossip Girl.'"

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