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Trump Says GOP: Dig Mitch McConnell and Get New Management

Former President Donald Trump is not giving up his fight against the Republican establishment, saying on Thursday that Senate Republicans should drop Mitch McConnell and find new leadership before the 2022 midterm elections.

During an appearance on Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, she asked Trump how he sees the GOP’s chances in 2022.

He said he thought Republican candidates would do well but that new leadership was needed.

Trump stated, “I think we’re going to do very well. We need good leadership. Mitch McConnell didn’t do a great job, I think they should change Mitch McConnell. “

Former President Trump tells Fox Business that Senate Republicans should oust Mitch McConnell as GOP leader.

– Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 29, 2021

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McConnell fired the first shot

While Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell appeared to have a reasonably cordial working relationship during Trump’s tenure, that changed on Jan. 6 after Trump supporters came to Washington DC to protest what they believed to be a dishonest election.

After the Capitol uprising, it wasn’t long before then-majority leader McConnell blamed Trump for the violence.

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McConnell said, “The mob has been fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried, with fear and violence, to stop a certain procedure of the first branch of the federal government that they did not like. But we kept going. “

In the days following the uprising, Fox reported that McConnell was “done” and “angry” with Trump.

Liz Cheney says the Republican Party chairman is Mitch McConnell & Kevin McCarthy.

I say the party’s leader is Donald J. Trump.

– Daniel Hill (@ danhill2011) April 26, 2021

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Trump fired back

In February, in one of Trump’s first public statements since he left office, he struck down the Senate minority leader, calling him “a sullen, sullen and unsmiling political hack.” Trump added: “The Republican Party can never be respected or strong again with political” leaders “like Senator Mitch McConnell at the top.”

Earlier this month, Trump blew up McConnell again. Speaking to members of the Republican National Committee at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump described McConnell as “a stupid son of a bitch”.

Trump added, “Where necessary and appropriate, I will support major competitors who are committed to making America great again and our America politics first.” We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership. “

In an odd twist, McConnell said during an interview with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier in February that if Trump were to be the GOP candidate in 2024, he would endorse him. “The party’s candidate? Absolutely, ”said McConnell.

Following the Mar-a-Lago meeting, it was reported that McConnell was seeking a ceasefire with Trump.

Speaking to reporters, McConnell said, “I’m focused on the future and I’m faced with an all-left government here, with a small majority in the House of Representatives, a 50:50 Senate trying to transform America. Nobody voted for last year. “

McConnell tries to end the feud with Trump https://t.co/iiqN7eoQ9W pic.twitter.com/dOPr0g2JlA

– The Hill (@thehill) April 14, 2021

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GOP Senators behind McConnell

The majority of Republicans in the Senate stand firmly behind Mitch McConnell’s leadership, and some have consistently defended McConnell. No GOP senators have shown interest in asking McConnell for guidance.

The Hill reports that McConnell has not spoken to Trump since February, but House Minority Chairman Kevin McCarthy met with Trump in Mar-a-Lago to strategize and review how Trump advised Republicans can help retake the house in 2022.

Whether or not GOP Senators support McConnell, it should be clear to them that Trump’s approval is the only one Republican candidates want in 2022.

Trump advisors have said a dozen GOP candidates have already asked Trump for his support, or intend to do so.

During his appearance at Maria Bartiromo, Trump stated, “I’m looking for the right people to support, and when I support people it means a lot. I think we will have a big win in 2022. I think we will retake the house. Everyone works very hard. ”

Chances are Mitch McConnell isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But neither is Donald Trump.

Liz Cheney says the Republican Party chairman is Mitch McConnell & Kevin McCarthy.

I say the party’s leader is Donald J. Trump.

– Daniel Hill (@ danhill2011) April 26, 2021

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