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Never-Trumpers assess his mental health: ‘His condition is getting worse’

Donald Trump’s most recent eruption of invective on Twitter has some Republicans — admittedly, long-standing critics — questioning not just his policies and temperament but his mental health.

In a notable string of tweets posted over the weekend, including 29 tweets and retweets on Sunday, the president attacked Google, General Motors, the United Auto Workers, Hillary Clinton, the Paris climate accord, France, “the Fake News media,” Fox News anchors Shepard Smith, Arthel Neville and Leland Vittert, the late Sen. John McCain, the special counsel’s investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign’s ties with Russia, and a rerun of “Saturday Night Live” from December. Along the way, he found time to retweet conspiracy theorists and demand that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro be reinstated despite her glaringly anti-Muslim commentary.

All of this led George Conway, the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, to take a not-so-subtle swipe at the president by posting sections of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to his Twitter feed, then concluding with a harsh assessment.

George Conway@gtconway3d

His condition is getting worse.

Asked if she agreed with her husband, Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday, “No, I don’t share those concerns.”

Other Republicans do, however, including political commentator and editor Bill Kristol, who pointed to the latest invective on Twitter as a giant warning sign.

Bill “Slightly Dangerous” Kristol


To Republicans who’ve been inclined to acquiesce in a Trump re-nomination in 2020: Read his tweets this morning. Think seriously about his mental condition and psychological state. Then tell me you’re fine with him as president of the United States for an additional four years.

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Never-Trumpers assess his mental health: ‘His condition is getting worse’