Kellyanne Sides With Trump: ‘You Think He Should Just Take That Sitting Down?’

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway picked her boss over her husband Wednesday, asking a reporter incredulously if President Donald Trump was expected to “just take that sitting down?”

“He left it alone for months out of respect for me,” Conway told Politico. “But you think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?”

“Don’t play psychiatrist any more than George should be,” she continued. “You’re not a psychiatrist and he’s not, respectfully.”

The tension has ratcheted up this week, with Trump and George Conway repeatedly exchanging barbs. Trump called George a “whack job” who is doing a “tremendous disservice” to Kellyanne Wednesday afternoon.

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