President Donald J. Trump publicly demeaned the struggling Republican minority leader, Mitch McConnell, who has in the past seized every chance to criticize Trump in public and undermine his leadership of the Republican party.
When Trump insisted that Republicans reject McConnell because he was too supportive of a radical anti-American agenda, McConnell fled with his tail between his legs and would not return for another Trumpian smackdown.
McConnell, despite the fact that his wife was granted a cushy post in Trump’s cabinet, was extremely courageous throughout Trump’s presidency, frequently rejecting Trump and acting as an obstruction to Trump’s goals.
McConnell was extremely courageous to bother Trump in the days following January 6, 2021, when Democrats were destroying Trump’s followers and impeaching him for the second time.
Now, though, McConnell looks to be licking his wounds in the corner as he refuses to protect his own wife, giving him the appearance of being weak and fearful. McConnell’s loss of status is stunning.
Carmine Sabine reported for Conservative Brief about McConnell’s fearful approach to Trump:
“McConnell appears to be terrified of the power that the former president maintains in the Republican Party because after Trump took a swipe at Sen. McConnell’s wife, calling her “crazy”, the Senate Minority Leader was no knight in shining armor.”
Here is how it began:
“Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate? 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!” Trump posted on his Truth Social on Saturday.
After the tale became a sensation, Sabine reported:
A reporter questioned Senator McConnell at a news conference, “Do you have a comment to what former President Trump said about your wife over the weekend?” The minority leader of the Senate simply said, “No.”
Vernon Jones, a Trump-backed candidate for governor of Georgia, stated it well upon reading McConnell’s response to the reporter:
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked if he had any reaction to Trump calling his wife, Elaine Chao “crazy”:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked if he has any reaction to Trump calling his wife Elaine Chao “crazy”:
— The Recount (@therecount) August 23, 2022