Mr. Kellyanne is at it again. George Conway is questioning the mental health of President Trump. Conway responded Sunday to a tweet posted by Trump and it all went downhill from there.
It appears that Conway was triggered by a tweet from Trump admitting that it is not “presidential” to slam the media and then he went on to do just that. The president knows it isn’t polite behavior but he doesn’t have time to worry about that. He believes that if he ignores the overwhelmingly unfavorable press coverage of his presidency, he plays a part in allowing it to continue. He punches back.
I know it is not at all “Presidential” to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration. Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true. So we’ll hit back!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2019
Conway responded that not only is it not presidential behavior but if Trump was a private citizen in the business world, he would be fired for his conduct.
You’re not “presidential” at all, period. You’re mentally unwell. You engage in bizarre, irrational, self-defeating behavior, which prompts criticism of you, which triggers more bizarre, irrational, self-defeating behavior. You would have been fired from any other job by now. https://t.co/jZ1n21qptp
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 9, 2019
George Conway isn’t just any old troll on Twitter. He’s the husband of Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump and the first woman to be the campaign manager of a winning presidential campaign. Mr. Conway, according to his wife, was a big Trump supporter during the campaign and early days in the administration. It was even reported that he was up for a job in the Department of Justice. Somewhere along the way he snapped and went full-on Trump deranged. I cannot imagine how stressful his behavior in social media must be for Kellyanne.
Glancing at George Conway’s Twitter timeline, it is worth mentioning that he is promoting books written about President Trump’s mental health. We’ve been down this road before, though. Remember when it began and some mental health professionals chose to risk their professional reputations in favor of claiming President Trump is unfit to hold his office? It was a call for implementation of the 25th Amendment.
On May 31, USA Today ran an opinion piece calling for the impeachment of President Trump on grounds of not carrying out his duties as president. The author was clearly upset that Trump didn’t passively allow Speaker Pelosi to accuse him of a cover-up, as it related to the Mueller report. Since the Mueller report didn’t provide the smoking gun that Democrats hoped for, now the call for impeachment is reaching back to the argument about the president’s mental health.
Congressional Democrats are planning an event to spotlight their claims of President Trump’s deteriorating mental health. Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist is the author of one of the books speculating on Trump’s mental fitness. It is reported that Dr. Lee will lead the event, despite the fact that professional psychiatric associations have condemned diagnosing anyone, including the President of the United States without actually doing the work of diagnoising a patient in person.
“The president’s condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there’s a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals,” Lee said. “It no longer takes a mental health professional to recognize the seriousness of the current presidency.”
The date for the town hall hasn’t been set but would be held “imminently soon within the next couple of weeks,” said Lee, who said the event was meant to be bipartisan. Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who has called for Trump’s impeachment, confirmed the event was in the works, but said it would be more likely to occur in July because lawmakers have a full plate in June with spending bills.
“We’re planning to put together an event,” Yarmuth said. “She’s calling it a town hall. We haven’t actually determined the format, but it’s going to be an event where she is going to present her findings, and media will be invited.”
Of course the media will be invited. That’s the whole point of this kind of public display. It’s all a show to ramp up their base.
In April Dr. Lee called for limitations to President Trump’s access to nuclear codes and his war powers when he didn’t succumb to her demands calling for a mental health assessment. And she uses the Democrat talking point that Trump’s unfitness of office creates a “national emergency”.
In April, Lee and other psychiatrists wrote a report using the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference to make an assessment about the president’s mental health. They at first refrained from issuing a conclusion and gave Trump three weeks to undergo an evaluation. After they didn’t hear back, they released a conclusion that Trump “lacks mental basic mental capacity for duties of office” and recommended his access to nuclear weapons and war powers be curtailed.
“Our concern is that the dangers be contained — the dangers of having a president who lacks the mental capacity, lacks the fitness to discharge his duties of office for the remainder of his term,” Lee said. “I mean, this is really a national emergency.”
What’s astonishing is the media’s and the nation’s utter failure to confront the fact that we have a psychologically unwell and unfit president. https://t.co/kC6V7QCIwD
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 9, 2019
This is the new playbook for Democrats and their cohorts. In this case, some mental health professionals have lined up in favor of overturning a national election in favor of impeachment because President Trump will not simply resign and go away.
A former speechwriter for Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch chimed in on Twitter, too. When all else fails, just claim President Trump is publicly exhibiting poor mental health.
The president is having a series of mental episodes in public and I’m not sure how long we can pretend it’s not happening
— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) June 9, 2019