George Conway, attorney and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, was in disbelief on Wednesday when President Trump falsely claimed that Judge Amy Berman Jackson exonerated him of collusion.
During the sentencing of Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, the judge said that the question of collusion was unrelated to Manafort's case, which involved witness tampering and unregistered lobbying. On Wednesday evening, Conway tweeted video of Trump's statement, adding, "Have we ever seen this degree of brazen, pathological mendacity in American public life?"
Last week, Trump accidentally called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple," and he wouldn't stop talking about it, claiming at one point the "fake news" made up the error. This was a "harmless slip of the tongue, something any mentally balanced person would laugh off," Conway said. "But instead he lies about it. He denies what the world can see on videotape."
Conway isn't sure it's even "possible to count" how many times Trump has lied, and people need to start taking the matter seriously. "It's beyond politics," he said. "It's nuts. It's a disorder. Whether or not impeachment is in order, a serious inquiry needs to be made about this man's condition of mind." Catherine Garcia