George Conway Mocks Trump for Allegedly Changing Position on Turkey in Just 6 Days: 'Narcissistic Sociopaths Live in the Moment'

George Conway, the husband of Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on Sunday mocked Donald Trump for allegedly changing his position on Turkey in just six days.

Shortly after his surprise decision to pull U.S. forces from certain positions in north-eastern Syria last week, Trump threatened on Twitter to "destroy and obliterate" Turkey's economy if the country does anything "off limits." Six days later, after Turkey attacked U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in the area, the president appeared to change his position in another tweet, where he claimed it is "very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting."

"Narcissistic sociopaths live in the moment," Conway wrote on Sunday afternoon, alongside a retweet containing screenshots of Trump's remarks. The screenshots were originally shared by Jay Caruso, managing editor of the Washington Examiner, who noted that the president's tweets were posted just "six days apart."

Narcissistic sociopaths live in the moment.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) October 13, 2019

Following a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Sunday, Trump announced a surprise decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria. The move expectedly drew heavy bipartisan criticism, even from Trump's usually-reliable GOP allies, with some accusing the president of abandoning Kurdish forces who had helped the U.S. defeat the Islamic State in the region.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Trump warned Turkey against taking advantage of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Later, the president explained that his "off limits" tweet was meant to deter Turkey from doing "anything outside of what we would think is humane."

During an appearance on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed that 1,000 U.S. troops were being evacuated from the area "as safely and quickly as possible" amid Turkey's military advances against the Kurds. The troops will not be relocated from Syria completely, he added.

Trump defended the withdrawal in a series of tweets, where he said that those who "got us into the Middle East" made a "bad decision" in getting the U.S. involved in "Endless Wars." Later, the president said he was working with congressional Democrats and Republicans on possible Turkey sanctions as punishment for its invasion.

Trump's first defense secretary, James Mattis, who resigned last year, criticized the withdrawal this week, warning that it could facilitate a possible ISIS resurgence. "We may want a war over; we may even declare it over. You can pull your troops out as President Obama learned the hard way out of Iraq, but the 'enemy gets the vote,' we say in the military," he said during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "And in this case, if we don't keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge. It's absolutely a given that they will come back."

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US President Donald Trump speaks after announcing and initial deal with China while meeting the special Envoy and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu He at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on October 11, 2019. Nicholas Kamm/Getty