Donald Trump is beginning to act like a wounded whale. Straining against the harpoons that pierced his thin skin, struggling to take his enemies out of their misery even as he begins to realize they might well render his blubber into a dim light and old women would gum his epidermis into the old coats of politics gone past.
He went after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after he heard about a book quoting the self-described Grim Reaper. We would have said “read,” but that would be a big lie. What particularly upset Trump’s stomach was that the downgraded minority leader encouraged his former Attorney General (AG) William Barr to call the ex-president on his Big Lie after the 2020 presidential election in November.
Even as his company was under serious assault by law enforcement, Trump pushed out two statements in two days, in a futile attempt to take down some of his “enemies.” He tried to run over his former Attorney General (AG) William Barr and old House Minority Leader McDonnell.
Trump gave the impression that the Kentucky senator was the one trying to halt President Joe Biden’s certification.
In the Monday statement, Trump repeated his apparent belief that McConnell caused him to lose both Senate races in Georgia:
‘Had Mitch McConnell fought for the Presidency like he should have, there would right now be Presidential Vetoes on all of the phased Legislation that he has proven to be incapable of stopping. He never fought for the White House and blew it for the Country,” Trump said. “Too bad I backed him in Kentucky, he would have been primaried and lost!’
The news of ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl’s upcoming book Betrayal, has really caused the ex-president some grief. AG Barr told all about how his relationship with the Donald cracked and shattered after the one-term president insisted on the Big Lie, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, it was “rigged.”
In the book, Barr relayed that McConnell wanted him to turn against Trump and the ex-president’s Big Lie. The reason was, of course, that the Kentucky Senator was afraid 45’s strange machinations would cause him to lose the Senate — again. The Senate runoff elections for Georgia did, indeed, flip the Senate out of McConnell’s still grasping hands.
Trump sent out an earlier statement on Sunday:
‘Now it was revealed that Barr was being pushed to tell lies about the election by Mitch McConnell, another beauty, who was worried about damaging the Republicans chances in the Georgia runoff.’
‘What really damaged the Senate Republicans was allowing their races to be rigged and stolen, and worse, the American people to no longer believe their vote matters because spineless RINOs like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing.’
McConnell has acquired loads of donations, dark money, and a Russian oligarch’s aluminum processing plant in his back yard. The Kentucky senator tried to downplay Trump, instead saying the GOP is “looking to the future, not the past.”
Republicans blamed the Georgia loss on Trump’s wild accusations of voter fraud. That loss must have pained McConnell greatly, because the only thing he has desired has been retaining power. If people thought that McConnell supported the 45th president just because he voted against impeachment twice, they would have been wrong.
Remember, although the Senate minority leader and company condemned Trump’s bizarre voter fraud conspiracy theory, McConnell also said the president was “morally responsible” for January 6’s attempted coup.
While the two men may have had a relationship of convenience when Trump was in power, they have not spoken in months.
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