Now that Donald Trump is out of the White House, (and off of Twitter), his influence on the nation at large has diminished somewhat. Sure, he is still plenty powerful in terms of pop culture, but there is something a bit elevating about being the leader of the free world.
So, now that the most unorthodox President of the last century is now speaking feeling from the comfort of Mar-a-Lago, his words come less frequently, but with far more gravity.
His latest take, which specifically targets Mitch McConnell, belies his devil-may-care attitude.
Trump veered off his prepared text during a roughly 50-minute speech before several hundred well-heeled GOP donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida, saying that he was “disappointed” in former Vice President Mike Pence, calling last year’s presidential election election a “fraud” and mocking Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The former president spent several minutes tearing into McConnell, saying that he didn’t do enough to defend him during the February impeachment trial. At one point, three people familiar with the remarks said, Trump called the Senate GOP leader a “dumb son of a bitch.”
Trump also went after McConnell’s wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, for resigning her cabinet post after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
There are plenty of assumptions outstanding that Donald Trump will be running for President again in 2024, which means that Republicans far and wide will need to choreograph their support accordingly.
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