George Conway slams Trump over $83.3M E. Jean Carroll defamation verdict – as renowned critic of ex-president claims he has ‘no conscience’ and is ‘sick, bad man’
Conservative lawyer George Conway has gone on a wild rant about Donald Trump, saying he is ‘sick, evil and sadistic’ hours after the former president was ordered to pay a staggering $83.3 million in damages to E Jean Carroll.
Conway, a well-known critic of Trump, slammed the former president when he appeared CNN’s The Source Friday night, hours after a jury announced their decision to award author Carroll nearly $60 million more in damages than she asked for.
The prominent lawyer said of Trump: ‘He cannot control himself because he is a deeply disturbed, a deeply morally deranged person who has no conscience, no morality, no empathy, no remorse and is sadistic.’
The lively comments came after host Kaitlan Collins asked if the ruling would prompt Trump to be more cautious when discussing Carroll and the case.
Republican lawyer George Conway has launched a savage rant at Donald Trump, calling him ‘sick, evil and sadistic’ hours after the former president was ordered to pay a staggering $83.3 million in damages to E Jean Carroll
A jury announced their decision to award author E. Jean Carroll (pictured) nearly $60 million more in damages than she asked for
The prominent lawyer said of Trump: ‘He cannot control himself because he is a deeply disturbed, a deeply morally deranged person who has no conscience, no morality, no empathy, no remorse and sadistic.
Collins asked: ‘Do you think that will stop him from talking about her?’ to which Conway replied, ‘Maybe for a few hours. Maybe for a few days.’
Carroll convinced a jury last year that Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at department store Bergdorf Goodman in the late 1990s and won $5 million in damages and for defamation after he said she was a liar.
When Trump repeated his insults after the first trial, she sued again for defamation, and on Friday, after a grueling two-week trial, the jury took less than three hours to decide on the amount awarded. Their verdict is decided in 2023.
Conway, the soon-to-be ex-husband of former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, said he convinced Carroll at a cocktail party in 2019 that she had a strong case against Trump and introduced lawyers to her.
The attorney said Friday that the stunning $83.3 million verdict won’t stop Trump from attacking Carroll and doing “insane things.”
He said: ‘We’ve seen this before. We have seen him say and do outrageous things. Early in his presidency, we would see him say the craziest things.
“And then all of a sudden he’d jam it for a couple of hours and read off a teleprompter and they’d say, ‘Oh, this is the new Donald Trump.’ Well, there is no new Donald Trump.’
The lawyer said Friday that the stunning $83.3 million verdict won’t stop Trump from attacking Carroll and doing ‘insane things’
Conway, one of Trump’s most prominent critics, didn’t stop there; he went on to label Trump as ‘sadistic’ and claimed he has ‘psychological disorders’
Conway, one of Trump’s most prominent critics, didn’t stop there; he went on to label Trump as ‘sadistic’ and claimed he has ‘psychological disorders’. “(Trump) is sadistic as we saw during the trial and the jurors saw in the trial, right in front of their eyes – that he had nothing but contempt for the woman he raped and slandered and slandered so many times. ,” Conway said.
Two legal experts said Trump’s irreverent behavior in court and his lawyers’ combativeness likely turned the jury against him, leading them to demand he pay a staggering $83.3 million in damages.
Chris Mattei, a defamation attorney who won a $1.5 billion jury verdict in the Alex Jones defamation trial, said jurors often react badly to defendants who seem arrogant and rude.
“These are regular people who play by the rules,” he said Business Insider. ‘And then they see a guy come into court basically throwing up his middle finger at the law? No, average people don’t want that.’
Mattei said the amount awarded was an indication that the jury felt that no one should be above the law.
“You can’t basically get someone who just flaunts the law a pass,” Mattei said. “That’s not how our system works.”
Conway referred to the former president as a “sick man, a bad man” and emphasized that Trump’s allies with the Republican party are well aware of these qualities.
‘They know who he is. They know he is an evil man. They know he is a sick man. They talk about his mental defects, his psychological disorders. They talk about what a pathological liar he is.
Conway accused certain figures within the GOP of lying and covering up for a sexual predator, including Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who said of the matter on Tuesday: ‘This one I haven’t looked into, but look, if he found guilty, then he must pay the price.’
“When someone asked him to go on the record to talk about it, ‘Oh, no comment. I didn’t see the tweet,'” Conway said.
“They say, as a presidential candidate did recently, “I didn’t follow the case,” or something like that. And they all lie. Lying to protect a pathological liar,’ he added.
“In the long run, it is better for them to start telling the truth and admit that they are covering up a sexual predator, a criminal, a thief, a man who does not deserve to hold any office.”
Conway has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest critics, publicly mocking the president on Twitter while taking on his wife Kellyanne (pictured left), who filed for divorce last year
Conway accused certain figures within the GOP of lying and covering up for a sexual predator, including Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who said of the matter on Tuesday: ‘This one I haven’t looked into, but look, if he found guilty, then he must pay the price’
Conway has been one of Trump’s biggest critics, publicly mocking the president on Twitter while employing his wife Kellyanne, who filed for divorce last year.
Trump sent a mocking message after the couple announced their divorce last year: ‘Congratulations to Kellyanne Conway on her DIVORCE from her crazy husband Mr. Kellyanne Conway.’
Conway responded at the time by saying: ‘Looking forward to seeing you next month in New York at E. Jean’s trial! Hugs and kisses.’
Kellyanne, 56, became a Trump adviser in 2016 and serves as his campaign manager. While she worked endlessly for the president, her husband — who co-founded the Lincoln Project — blasted the president on social media.
Their political rift was brought up in Kellyanne’s 2022 memoir Here’s The Deal, where she revealed that she viewed his criticism as a betrayal of their marriage.
She dismissed his tweets as “fraud,” and it was revealed that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, suggested the pair seek therapy.
The divorce has not slowed his criticism, as he has been active on X, formerly Twitter, vilifying the former leader, including retweeting a post questioning the president’s sanity.
Trump himself at one point called Conway a ‘cold-blooded LOSER & man from hell’.