George Conway: Pelosi is playing Trump 'like a drum'

Lawyer George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway pens op-ed calling for Trump impeachment proceedings George Conway pens op-ed calling for Trump impeachment proceedings CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump is 'crazy like a fox' MORE on Friday once again took aim at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE, tweeting that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown MORE (D-Calif.) is “playing him like a drum.”

Conway, whose wife, Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Watchdog group launches petition to demand Kellyanne Conway resign for violating Hatch Act MORE, serves as White House counselor, suggested that the president is feeding a feud with the Democratic leader because he is a “pathological narcissist.”

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“The reason why Trump loves to talk about impeachment, and why he blathers on about it more than most Dems, including Pelosi and all his 2020 opponents combined, is that it concerns what matters to him most, more than his job, and more than the country—himself,” George Conway, a frequent critic of the president, tweeted.

"Politically, of course, he’d be better off if he’d just shut up about it,” he added. “But he’s a pathological narcissist. He can’t help it.”

“Pelosi gets all this. She’s playing him like a drum.”

The comments come as Trump and Pelosi trade barbs in a heated feud over Democrats’ investigations into his administration.

The president threatened this week that he would not work with Democrats on their legislative priorities unless they end their investigations, which he views as an attempted “re-do” of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s probe.

He walked out of a meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw US women's soccer team reignites equal pay push MORE (D-N.Y.) moments after Pelosi said that Democrats think Trump is engaged in a “cover-up” by refusing to cooperate with investigations.

The Democratic leader later said that she thinks Trump is “just crying out” for Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against him as a way to distract from scandals plaguing his administration. 

Trump has shot back at Pelosi with a series of personal insults, including saying that she has “lost it” and labeling her “crazy Nancy.” On Thursday evening, he shared an edited video stringing together a number of apparent speech flubs Pelosi made during a press conference.

Pelosi has also had a number of harsh exchanges with Kellyanne Conway in recent days, prompting the top Trump aide to accuse Pelosi of treating her like “her maid.”