George Conway Says Trump Is Like ‘Cornered Animal’

  • George Conway weighed in on Trump’s litany of legal issues.
  • He predicted that Trump would eventually be convicted, but would also cause “real pain” in the US.
  • “The party is finally going to realize that Trump is going to take them with him,” Conway said.

George Conway, a prominent attorney and vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, likened Trump to a “cornered animal” in an interview with Salon published Monday.

Conway told Salon that he believes Trump is embracing the QAnon movement because the former president is finally “facing real consequences for his actions.”

“Trump is basically a cornered animal. He’s got all these legal proceedings going on with him. Plus, he’s losing touch and connecting with his audience because his act has become so tiresome,” Conway said.

He added that, in his opinion, QAnon’s endorsement of Trump is “narcissistic fuel” for a man who is on “a psychological, emotional and physical downward spiral.”

Weighing in on Trump’s fraught legal woes, Conway repeated comments he made in August that the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago probe into whether Trump handled top-secret documents would be the “shortest distance” between the former president and of the prison.

Conway said Trump would likely “threat violence” if he was ever tried in court and predicted Trump would hurt the Republican Party as he leaves.

“The party is finally going to realize that Trump is going to take them with him,” Conway told Salon. “It’s going to be very ugly everywhere.”

Since the Aug. 8 FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, Conway has commented several times on the legal danger he believes Trump is in. Days after the raid, Conway said he thought Trump was “in very significant legal jeopardy.” And in September, Conway commented during a podcast that he believed “any fair jury” would convict Trump of mishandling top secret documents.

Conway is married to Kellyanne Conway, a former senior adviser to Trump. He has gained a large following on social media as an anti-Trump pundit, a position that contrasts sharply with his wife’s support for Trump. Earlier this summer, Kellyanne Conway he said to CNN that there was “a lot of damage” to her marriage because of her husband’s position as a Trump opponent.

A spokesman for Trump’s post-presidential press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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