Trump also lashed out at George Conway, the husband of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway. George Conway is a longtime critic of Trump who’s accused the president of having a mental illness.
President Donald Trump: “Well, I don’t know him. Yeah, I don’t know him. He’s a whackjob. There’s no question about it. But I really don’t know him. He—I think he’s doing a tremendous disservice to a wonderful wife. Kellyanne is a wonderful woman, and I call him Mr. Kellyanne. The fact is that he is doing a tremendous disservice to a wife and family. She’s a wonderful woman.”
On Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway defended President Trump against her husband’s criticisms, telling Politico, “You think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional, accuses him of having a mental disorder?” President Trump’s comments came ahead of a trip to Ohio, where he held a re-election fundraiser at the Brookside Country Club in Canton. Trump also toured the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, which produces M1A1 Abrams tanks for the Pentagon. During a speech at the factory, Trump attacked the late Senator John McCain over his decisive vote against a Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.