ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump called George Conway, the husband of White House aide Kellyanne Conway, a 'wack job' as his feud with Kellyanne's spouse continued.
Trump earlier on Wednesday called Conway a "husband from hell" on Twitter, prompting Conway to renew his accusation that Trump is mentally unfit for his office.
"The president seems determined to prove the point I've been making," Conway told Reuters in response to the president's latest Twitter broadside.
Of all the brawls Trump has waded into, his back-and-forth with Conway, a lawyer who specializes in litigation, has been one of the more eyebrow-raising in Washington.
Trump relied heavily on Kellyanne Conway, a longtime Republican pollster and strategist, to help steer his presidential campaign to victory in 2016.
She is a trusted member of his White House inner circle.
In a tweet, Trump wrote that George Conway is upset that he did not get a job in the Trump administration.
But the Washington Post quoted Conway - who is with New York-based law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - as saying he actually turned down an offer to head the Justice Department's Civil Division.
In a morning tweet, Trump wrote, "George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife's success & angry that I, with her help, didn't give him the job he so desperately wanted.
I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!" Trump has been expressing his irritation with Conway in response to the lawyer's recent suggestion the president was suffering from a mental condition such as narcissistic personality disorder and is unfit to serve as president.
Conway suggested the diagnosis in response to a torrent of tweets unleashed by Trump last weekend laying bare his grievances with, among other topics, Fox News Channel's weekend anchors and the late Senator John McCain.