Trump Presses Political Allies to Blame McConnell For Midterms: CNN
- CNN reported that Trump is encouraging his allies to blame McConnell and calling them “allies” for the GOP’s midterm results.
- McConnell was criticized by Trump for spending too much money on Alaska and neglecting other races.
- Trump rallies opposition against McConnell ahead the next week’s leadership election.
Former President Donald Trump has called up Republican allies and encouraged them to blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for the poor midterm results. CNNAccording to a report.
CNN reported that Trump has been calling elected officials and new members of Congress, encouraging them to express their anger at McConnell.
McConnell’s focus on the presidency was criticized by Trump. GOP proxy war in the Alaska Senate race.Senate Leadership Fund, a McConnell-aligned super PAC that is aligned with McConnell, spent more than $5M on attack ads against Kelly Tshibaka, Trump-backed Senate candidate, in an attempt to unseat incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The McConnell-aligned group is still in place canceled $9.6 million in television adsArizona is home to Democratic Senator Mark Kelly. defeated Republican Blake Masters. CNN was told by an aide that Trump has been extremely critical of the move.
Masters has directly blamed McConnell for his defeat,The senior Republican suggested that it was either “malice”, or “gross Incompetence” that caused him to largely avoid the race.
CNN sources said that Trump has been communicating his frustrations with McConnell behind-the scenes to everyone he’s spoken to this week.
Trump’s close friend told the outlet that Trump “He isn’t making explicit requests, but he wants to see More Republicans hold Mitch responsible.”
Trump has been furious at McConnell for a long time, calling for his resignation as Senate GOP leader.
Trump has called McConnell a “piece de shit” and an “old crow”, in the past. according to The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
McConnell appears to be gaining support for the job, but McConnell is now facing growing discontent within his party. Some senators are calling for a delay of the vote, despite McConnell appearing to have gained enough support. NBC reported.
No Republican senator has stated they will run against McConnell. Trump however suggested that Rick Scott, a Florida senator, would be a suitable replacement.
McConnell, if elected for another two-year term, will be the longest-serving leader of the Senate party in American history.
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