Trump Is ‘Mentally Unstable & He’s Getting Worse,’ Conservative Legal Figure Contends

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In a recent discussion on MSNBC, conservative lawyer and prominent Trump opponent George Conway argued that the former president, who is currently the presumptive presidential nominee from the Republican Party this year, is “mentally unstable.”

“As Nikki Haley pointed out when she was telling the truth for a couple of weeks in the spring, I mean, he’s mentally unstable, and he’s getting worse,” Conway argued on MSNBC of Trump, as the Biden campaign highlighted. “And we can see it every day in the courthouse. We can see it when he’s standing out there complaining about the temperature when thermometers in the courtroom say it’s 74 or 75 degrees; he’s saying it’s freezing. The lies about the election.” And Conway’s recap of Trump’s argued lapses extended from there.

Trump has, in fact, repeatedly complained about the temperature in the courtroom amid his ongoing criminal trial in New York City, which is approaching its end with closing arguments scheduled for this coming Tuesday.

The proceedings, which Trump is compelled to attend because of their specifically criminal nature, deal with felony criminal charges from local prosecutors of falsifying business records connected to hush money from before the 2016 presidential election for a woman named Stormy Daniels. Key to prosecutors’ case is an alleged ambition running alongside those developments of covertly impacting the 2016 presidential race in a manner favorable to Trump’s campaign.

And, indeed, Trump still holds fast to claims of extensive fraud in the 2020 presidential election, though no credible, widely accepted authority has ever given any credence to such an idea. But in continuing to propagate a version of the claim, Trump advances a conspiracy theory that already gave rise to the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in early 2021, in connection to which a slew of developments in criminal court, including sentencings and even new arrests, have recently been continuing.