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

Lawyer George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayPBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus MORE on Friday once again took aim at President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE, tweeting that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNJ governor calls for assessment of coronavirus response after crisis abates Overnight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Hillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.) is “playing him like a drum.”

Conway, whose wife, Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump says he's open to speaking to Biden about coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump Biden offers to call Trump to discuss national coronavirus response 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s probe.

He walked out of a meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots Schumer doubles down in call for Trump to name coronavirus supply czar Trump lashes out at Schumer over call for supply czar 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.”