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Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors [Video and Article] [Issues: Divide and Destroy, GOP at War with Self, King Trump]

It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the party’s Senate leader and his wife.

Ahead of the invitation-only speech at Trump’s new home inside his Mar-a-Lago resort, the former president’s advisers said he would emphasize his commitment to his party and Republican unity.

Trump veered sharply from prepared remarks Saturday night and instead slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as a “stone-cold loser” and mocked McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who was Trump’s transportation secretary.

Trump also said he was “disappointed” in his vice president, Mike Pence, and used a profanity in assessing McConnell, according to multiple people in attendance who were not authorized to publicly discuss what was said in a private session. He said McConnell had not thanked him properly for putting Chao, who was labor secretary under President George W. Bush, in his Cabinet…

While a significant faction of the Republican Party hopes to move past Trump’s divisive leadership, the location of the event — and the former president’s prominent speaking slot — suggests that the GOP, at least for now, is not ready to replace Trump as its undisputed leader and chief fundraiser.

Ahead of his latest attack on fellow Republicans, Trump’s team reported that his remarks were intended to reinforce his continued leadership role in Republican affairs, a sharp break from past presidents…

Doesn’t it sound like Trump is refusing to accept the fact that he failed twice to be elected?  Was Trump shocked that the Republicans rigging of purging the voter rolls of seventeen million Democratic voters wasn’t enough?  Isn’t the fact that Trump is still repeating the same lies that incited the violent riot, demonstrate that Trump’s goal was to incite an insurrection?  Why can’t so many understand that today’s GOP is not the Republican Party of Lincoln, Hayes, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, or even Reagan?  Why is Trump saying that he will wait until 2022 to announce whether he will be running?  Is it because, Trump wants to make sure his legal troubles haven’t landed him in prison, or is it because Trump wants to keep milking his supporters for every cent possible?