President Trump Tweets Praise for North Korean Dictator, Ridicules Spouse of White House Aide

By Staff | March 20, 2019 | 11:08am EDT
President-elect Trump and Kellyanne Conway at Indiana Society Ball, Jan. 19, 2017. (Getty Images/Chris Kleponis-Pool)

In Tweets he has sent out over the past month, President Donald Trump has praised North Korea’s Communist dictator Kim Jong Un and attacked the husband of his White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

On Feb. 28, after an unproductive summit meeting in Vietnam, Trump held a press conference at which he said: “We spent pretty much all day with Kim Jong Un, who is quite a guy and quite a character, and I think our relationship is very strong.”

The president then sent out a Tweet with a video clip of him saying this.

Before that, as the summit was proceeding, Trump had sent out a couple of other positive Tweets about his engagement with Kim.

“Great meetings and dinner tonight in Vietnam with Kim Jong Un of North Korea,” Trump tweeted on Feb. 27. “Very good dialogue. Resuming tomorrow!”

Later that same day, Trump sent out another Tweet saying: “Great meeting and dinner with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam tonight. Looking forward to continuing our discussions tomorrow.”

In recent days, George Conway, the husband of White House aide Kellyanne Conway, has sent out a series of Tweets arguing that President Trump has a personality disorder.

One of those Tweets retweeted an article in The Atlantic by former President George W. Bush aide Peter Wehner that focused on Trump’s attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. The article was headlined “A Damaged Soul and a Disordered Personality.” Conway comment on this said: “It doesn’t take a person with an advanced degree in psychology to see Trump’s narcissism and lack of empathy, his vindictiveness and pathological lying, his impulsivity and callousness, his inability to be guided by norms, or his shamelessness and dehumanization of those who do not abide his wishes. His condition is getting worse, not better—and there are new fewer people in the administration able to contain the president and act as a check on his worst impulses.”

Another Conway Tweet sent out a sheet that summarized the “Diagnostic Criteria” for “Narcissistic Personality Disorder.”

That Tweet retweeted a Tweet by Trump that called Conway “A total loser!” This Tweet retweeted one by Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale that said: “We all know that @realDonaldTrump turned down Mr. Kellyanne Conway for a job he desperately wanted. He barely worked @TheJusticeDept and was either fired/quit, didn’t want the scrutiny? Now he hurts his wife because he is jealous of her success. POTUS doesn’t even know him!”

Conway responded to Trump’s retweet of this statement by his campaign manager with a retweet that said: “Congratulation! You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job!”

Trump this morning responded with yet another Tweet. He said: “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!”

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