Trump Launched Scathing Criticism At McConnell 'Broken Down Political Hack'
In a heated argument about the Republican Party's campaign for the midterm elections in the Senate, former President Donald Trump launched scathing criticism at McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader. In a post on social media, Trump launched a furious attack on Sen. Mitch McConnell over the prospects of the Republican Party regaining a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November. Mitch McConnell, full name Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr., is an American politician and former attorney who has served as Kentucky's senior senator and Senate minority leader since 2021.
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In a heated argument about the Republican Party's campaign for the midterm elections in the Senate, former President Donald Trump launched scathing criticism at McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader.
In a post on social media, Trump launched a furious attack on Sen. Mitch McConnell over the prospects of the Republican Party regaining a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November.
Mitch McConnell, full name Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr., is an American politician and former attorney who has served as Kentucky's senior senator and Senate minority leader since 2021.
From 2015 to 2021, he was the Senate majority leader, and from 2007 to 2015, he was the minority leader.
Trump Media & Technology Group, an American media and technology company started by former US President Donald Trump in October 2021, made Truth Social, a social media network.
The screenshot below is a post by the former President against McConnell:
A screenshot of Donald Trump Post on Truth Social with 25,794 hearts
According to Trump's post, he referred to the Senate minority leader as a "broken down political hack."
He also questioned the senator's commitment and loyalty to his party.
Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate.
The next part of the post reads:
This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China!
From this post, you may remember that Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, served as Transportation Secretary under Donald Trump and was one of the first Cabinet officials to quit in the wake of the Capitol Riot.
Senator Mitch McConnell is in the podium while speaking to the public
A shipping business owned by her family ships goods to and from China.
In a previous year's report, the Transportation Department's inspector general charged Chao with using her office's personnel and resources to help the business.
Meanwhile, the leader of the minority group said to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce:
I think there's probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different, they're statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.
A few days before Trump's attack, McConnell said, there's "probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate."
The Democrats control both the House, which has 220 Democrats and 211 Republicans, and the Senate, which has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans.
Vice President Kamala Harris was the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.
"Senate races are just different, they’re statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome," McConnell explained.
"Right now, we have a 50-50 Senate and a 50-50 country, but I think when all is said and done this fall, we’re likely to have an extremely close Senate. Either our side up slightly or their side up slightly."
The Conservatives, notably Sean Hannity, were outraged by the statement.
The Conservatives, which is formally called the Conservative and Unionist Party but is more commonly called "the Tories," is one of the two main political parties in the United Kingdom.
Its main rival, the Labour Party, has been in power since the 1930s.
Sean Patrick Hannity is a Republican political commentator and talk-show host from the United States.
He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, which is a nationally syndicated talk radio show. Since 2009, he has also been the host of Hannity, a Fox News commentary show.
The Republican political commentator mentioned the following on his Friday show:
Democrats are painting Republican Senate candidates in upcoming elections and midterms as cruel and out of touch. Well, apparently Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is content to leave them out to dry and fend for themselves.
"How about you get out there, Mitch, and fight for your team? What’s your agenda, Mitch, or would you rather just sit by and watch helplessly as Democrats lie to your face, pass another $500 billion green energy boondoggle?"
The following are some of the comments made by users on the Fox News official website's comment section.
Mattrey, one of the users with 887 likes on their comment, wrotes:
The solution to winning back the House and Senate (and the WH too) demands the Republican Party present a platform of policies that are factual and clearly define how they will benefit and strengthen America and all Americans.
"The Democratic Party will simply continue to tax and spend, make inaccurate claims about the results of the bills they enact, what they really cost, and who actually benefits from all of it. And too many Americans are being sold on these unrealistic and unsustainable expenditures through the rhetoric," Mattrey added.
Another user, known as littlee854, who garnered less than 1,000 likes, commented:
McConnell is part of the Deep State. They have old guard politicians from both sides of the aisle that manipulate the system so those members of the elite Deep State keep the status quo and their wealth. They do just enough positive things for their party to keep their seat. We are past due for term limits in Congress along with a 75% pay and benefits cut for them.
With 660 likes, a member named Johnj212 posted:
Definitely time for McConnell to step aside, though that raises the question of who takes his place in the GOP. Both parties are still dominated by Permanent DC Establishment in Congress. It may be 2024 before the GOP has replaced enough of their political hacks to have a Senate leader who puts the people and the nation ahead of the lobbyists.
Alanspaulding, who has 517 likes, left this comment:
That's a great point by President Trump. What exactly is McConnell doing besides the whole "sky is falling, don't think we'll take back the senate" routine? How is that helping his party? He should step down from his role if he's unable to fulfill it.
Meanwhile, PeterLong, who received 332 likes for his comment, stated:
He hasn't figured out that minority leader of the Senate is exactly where Mitch wants to be. He has a nice cushy job where he isn't expected to actually do anything but make noises in opposition to what the majority Democrats are doing. Remember when Trump was elected, Mitch had control of the Senate, with Republicans in control of the House as well.
"That's when Mitch showed he wouldn't get the job done. How many successful votes to repeal Obamacare when there was a Democratic President to veto the bills? And how many when the GOP had both houses and the presidency? Yeah, that's Mitch, most comfortable when impotent and he can't be held accountable for getting anything done," he continued.
Lastly, geraldo44 wrote a comment and reads:
Trumps right. The quality Mitch is referring to is himself. Get out there Mitch and stump for these politicians. We don’t need polished wealthy do-nothings, we need every day candidates from the trenches. If you’re tired Mitch, then leave and let someone else take the reigns.
Since Trump's defeat in the election for president in 2020, the two men, who were previously close allies, have engaged in a public fight with one another.
After McConnell told the outgoing president in December 2020 that he had recognized Biden as the president-elect, tensions between the two parties started to rise.
The argument between the two began when McConnell referred to the measures taken by Trump leading up to the disturbances in the Capitol on January 6 as "a disgraceful dereliction of duty."
Even though he voted to clear Trump on an impeachment article that accused him of starting a rebellion, he said that Trump was "practically and ethically responsible for starting" the violence at the Capitol.
Then, during an off-script speech at a major Republican National Committee donor event in April 2021, Trump called McConnell a "dumb son of a b****" and a "stone-cold loser."
"If that were Schumer instead of this dumb son of a bitch Mitch McConnell, they would never allow it to happen. They would have fought it. "
He remarked on the election certification on Jan. 6, the day his supporters mounted an insurgency on the Capitol to prevent President Biden's formal triumph.
On the other hand, Trump's use of the phrase "stone cold loser" to describe someone he dislikes has been well publicized.
It's plausible that "stone-cold loser" is idiomatic for Trump, even if it's not for most English speakers in the United States.
On August 21, former President Donald Trump launched scathing criticism at McConnell, calling him a "Broken Down Political Hack."
The former President took to social media (Truth Social) to attack Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, for voicing doubts about the prospects of the Republican Party's ability to win back control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November.
McConnell has said that he would still vote for Trump if he was the Republican nominee in 2024, even though he and Trump have a lot of disagreements.