Mitch McConnell Finally Takes A Shot At Donald Trump

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Published on 30 Apr 2021, 18:00
Donald Trump has been attacking Mitch McConnell again this week, and apparently the Senate Minority Leader was tired of sitting idly by as Trump insulted him, so McConnell made a very clever jab about Trump when asked about it by the press. McConnell wouldn't name Trump personally, but he said that the party was looking to the future, not the past, a clear jab about Trump not being in power anymore. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.

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*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

During an interview with Fox news earlier this week, Donald Trump took a couple of shots at Senate minority leader. Mitch McConnell. Trump was asked how he thinks Republicans are going to do in the 2022 midterms. And he said, I expect us to do very well, but we need new leadership in the Senate because Mitch, McConnell's not done very well. Uh, this continues on for the last several weeks, uh, attacks that Donald Trump has been levying against Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell up until yesterday had been silent. He had brushed them off. He didn't want to address it, but yesterday he got in a shot against Donald Trump, a small show, God, but a meaningful shot. It was small, but it really wasn't body blow. When you think about what McConnell said here, he was asked about Trump's comments. And this is what McConnell said. Well, look, we're looking to the future, not the past. And if you want to see the future of the Republican party watched him Scott's response to president Biden last night. He's the future. That's where we're headed. We're not preoccupied with the past, but looking forward forward.

Now in case I have to spell it out for anybody. Trump is the past. Trump is the past that that Mitch McConnell's talking about. And you really do have to kind of read between the lines a little bit here because Mitch McConnell is sending this message to Donald Trump. He is saying, I still have a job. These other Republicans here still have a job because we won our elections. We are still doing this. We are the future. You're the past I asked. And nobody cares what you have to say. Granted, obviously Mitch McConnell was far more diplomatic with it. You know, Mitch, McConnell's never been a guy that truly enjoys confrontation. He's a coward. But I think Donald Trump had finally pushed him to his breaking point to where he had to come out and say something. He had to get a shot in. He had to let Donald Trump know that he is not going to continue to take this lying down.

And to be honest, if I were a Republican, I would want to see those responses from more individuals because McConnell was right. They still have jobs. They're the future. People like Tim Scott are the future. Donald Trump is in fact, the past, the dude didn't win his election. He cost Republicans, dozens and dozens and dozens of seats over the years when he was president. And that's just four short years, he harmed that party in ways that they are still going to be paying for for years to come. And so that's why these Republicans say we got to look to the future and not to the past, but unfortunately for Mitch, he is he, he's not among strong company. There you have far too many Republicans in both the house and the who want the party to remain beholden to Donald Trump. For whatever reason, that is the guy is a political loser. And more than that, he's just a loser in general. And Mitch McConnell apparently is one of the few Republicans able to see that. But meanwhile, the rest of the party continues to drag them back to that horrible past that Mitch McConnell would love for them to forget.