George Conway said Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE "thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted," taking another public shot on Twitter at the president.
Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE, came under attack from Trump this week after Conway questioned the president's mental fitness — a jab he made again on Friday.
The two have engaged in a bitter fight over Twitter and in presidential interviews with reporters all week.
“THINK about the fact that we don’t just have a mentally unstable president—but a president who thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted. (At least in that one respect his thinking is clear.),” Conway tweeted.
THINK about the fact that we don’t just have a mentally unstable president—but a president who thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted. (At least in that one respect his thinking is clear.) https://t.co/TuX3nncLh2— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 22, 2019
The president is currently under investigation on an array of fronts, though it is far from clear he'll be indicted for anything.
The Department of Justice's internal guidance is that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and Conway's tweet appears to be an attempt to jab at Trump on that note.
Trump earlier this week described Conway as a “husband from hell” who is jealous of his wife's success.
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. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019
Conway responded to that insult with a tweet that said, "You. Are. Nuts."
Kellyanne Conway has defended the president during the exchanges, saying he is not forcing her to choose sides.
"He’s protective of me and that’s what people really should take from this," she said Thursday. "I’m not being asked to choose between my marriage and my job. The president has never made me feel that way."
"It’s unusual for George, who people know as a very private person, who really hasn’t weighed in on many different matters over the years," she added.