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

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the N... FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the National Right to Life watches. Trump discussed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. O'Steen said the organization has its hands full "trying to stop the killing of babies." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) MORE LESS
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March 20, 2019 1:25 p.m.

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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