For the past 4 years it has been very evident that Donald Trump doesn’t enjoy the president’s job. However, it was also evident that Trump enjoyed the power of the job very much.
And Trump has exercised that power over the past few weeks in the form of pardons for his political allies and friends. This week, however, Mitch McConnell showed Trump what real power is.
Despite the President’s requests to do so, McConnell isn’t even going to vote on a plan that would send American families checks for $ 2,000. McConnell’s GOP-led Senate is also set to override the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.
During a CNN appearance on Wednesday night, historian Douglas Brinkley said Trump was jealous of McConnell’s power. Host Jim Acosta asked, “How are you reacting to the first Republican Senator, Josh Hawley, to announce that he will object to the election results when Congress meets next week? I suspect as presidential historians we have never seen anything like it. “
“We have never seen anything like it, especially during a pandemic. You’d think the Republican Party would agree on promoting the vaccine. But there are two parties. There’s Donald Trump and his power base, and he can now see who is a Trumpian and who is not. And you start to see jealousy of Mitch McConnell. Donald Trump doesn’t want the idea that if Georgia goes Republican – the road to Sen. Mitch McConnell is the broker – can do business with Joe Biden. Trump will say, “Don’t do business with Biden, he’s a fake president” and turn to his 20 or maybe 15 senators who are pure Trump who say no to Biden and that way Trump will continue to wield power. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.