In previously unseen footage from the documentary “Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump,” George Conway unpacked nine symptoms that he says show Donald Trump’s mental instability.
Mr. Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, is the co-founder of The Lincoln Project action committee aimed at preventing his re-election. He’s featured prominently in the film, in which he calls the president “evil”, “racist” and “like a practical joke that got out of hand”.
The documentary was filmed before Mr and Mrs Conway announced they would be stepping away from both the Lincoln Project and The White House to focus on family after their 15-year-old daughter said she would seek “emancipation” from the duelling parents.
Going through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, Mr Conway attempts to line up the traits of narcissistic personality disorder with the president’s behaviour.
“A pervasive pattern of grandiosity and fantasy or behaviour, need for admiration, and lack of empathy, as indicated by five or more of the following,” Mr Conway says before reading off the list.
They include: grandiose sense of self-importance, fantasies of power and brilliance, believes he is special or unique, requires excessive admiration, a sense of entitlement, is interpersonally exploitative, lacks empathy, is envious of others, and arrogant behaviours.
Mr Conway provides running commentary on some of the symptoms, pointing to Mr Trump’s constant bragging, treatment of contractors in Atlantic City, alleged sexual assault, a continued obsession with John McCain, and arrogant statements.
“‘I can shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue, I can grab them by the you-know-what’,” Mr Conway said, in reference to some of the president’s most infamous comments. “I mean nine for nine.”
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