George Conway, a lawyer and the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, said that foreign leaders think President Donald Trump is a “deranged idiot,” in a tweet Thursday.
The frequent presidential critic responded to a tweet by the president in which he complained about challenges he’s faced in dealing with foreign leaders. Trump claimed it is “difficult to deal with foreign leaders (and others) when I am having to constantly defend myself against the Do Nothing Democrats & their bogus Impeachment Scam.”
Despite all of the great success that our Country has had over the last 3 years, it makes it much more difficult to deal with foreign leaders (and others) when I am having to constantly defend myself against the Do Nothing Democrats & their bogus Impeachment Scam. Bad for USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Conway replied directly to the president, writing that Trump himself was the only one to blame for his struggles with foreign leaders. “The problem you have with foreign leaders, @realDonaldTrump, is that they think you are a deranged idiot,” he wrote. “They see it in your tweets, and they see it on TV.”
The problem you have with foreign leaders, @realDonaldTrump, is that they think you are a deranged idiot. They see it in your tweets, and they see it on TV. And their ambassadors give them an earful about the fact you’re inept, like the British one you got to resign. #IMPOTUS https://t.co/NudIj5OjFW
— George Conway (@gtconway3d)
Conway also wrote that foreign ambassadors to the United States report back to their home offices about the issues they face working with Trump. “And their ambassadors give them an earful about the fact you’re inept, like the British one you got to resign,” he wrote, referring to former U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch’s July resignation. Darroch resigned after diplomatic cables in which he called Trump “insecure” and “incompetent” leaked to the public.
George Conway, the White House and the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Conway has been relentless in his criticism of his wife’s employer. In another Thursday tweet, he humorously urged the Senate to remove Trump from office ahead of the upcoming impeachment trial. Sharing a tweet about Trump’s cameo in the 1992 film Home Alone 2 being cut in a Canadian broadcast, Conway pointed out how easy it had been to remove Trump. “You see, Senators? It’s not that hard,” he wrote.
You see, Senators? It’s not that hard. https://t.co/IIikcjCBFP
— George Conway (@gtconway3d)
In a Washington Post op-ed, Conway warned Senate Republicans that if they cut Trump’s impeachment trial short, they would be “shamed on the pages of history.”
He also likened lies that Republicans told to support Trump to “merit badges” that a boy or girl scout would earn. “You see, it’s like merit badges in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, except that instead of earning them by doing good deeds, with IMPOTUS @realDonaldTrump you earn them by telling lies to the public for his benefit, the bigger the better,” he tweeted.
Conway responded to one of Trump’s all-caps tweets on Wednesday December 18, as impeachment drama unfolded. “SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS,” the president tweeted, calling the vote to impeach him, “AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,” on Twitter. Conway trolled the president. “You seem unhappy,” the lawyer responded.