Donald Trump appears to be holding a grudge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not pushing the president’s conspiracy theories about the election.
Axios reported on Monday that Trump sent out a memo to Republican lawmakers, trashing McConnell.
“President Trump lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night for acknowledging Joe Biden won the election, sending a slide to Republican lawmakers taking credit for saving McConnell’s career with a tweet and robocall,” Axios reported. “It’s an extraordinary broadside against McConnell by the sitting president and most popular Republican in the party, ahead of a crucial runoff election in Georgia on Jan. 5 that will determine control of the Senate.”
“While both the message and its delivery targeted McConnell, they also carried a subtle warning to other Republicans who may follow suit as the president grasps at the last straws of his election-fraud claim,” Axios reported.
Trump appeared to claim that McConnell only won his re-election because of a Trump tweet and robocall.
“In the case of McConnell, who survived a $93 million onslaught from veteran and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, Trump’s slide points to polling that showed the Kentucky race in a dead heat until June 19, when the president sent a tweet endorsing the Senate leader. The slide shows polling tightening again to 51%-40% before an Oct. 31 Trump robocall. McConnell’s final margin of victory over McGrath was 57.8%-38.2%,” Axios noted.
More than just GOP senators – have now heard other Rs got it too https://t.co/TdzWnjCcEV
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020