The rupture is consumed. In a lengthy vitriolic statement, Donald Trump attacked Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday. The ex-president assures that Republicans “will never win again if they stay with” the senator from Kentucky, a “bitter and brooding politician”. This exit follows the statements of Mitch McConnell during the trial of Donald Trump. The Republican strategist, in the end, voted the acquittal for technical reasons while affirming that the former tenant of the White House was, in fact, “responsible” for the assault on the Capitol.
In a text of nearly two pages, Donald Trump assures us that the Republican Party will “never be respected with leaders like Mitch McConnell at its head” who is “manipulated” by Democrat Chuck Schumer. He holds him responsible for the defeat of the two Republican senators in Georgia for his opposition to the Covid check of $ 2,000 per adult proposed by Donald Trump. The former US president further assures us that Mitch McConnell “begged” him to support him for his re-election campaign in Kentucky and judges that he has “no credibility on China because of Chinese investments from his family ”via his wife Elaine Chao.
Threat to the Republican primaries
Donald Trump also threatens McConnell, as well as all the moderate Republicans who have distanced themselves from him since his presidential defeat. “When and where it is necessary, I will support [aux primaires] rivals who adopt our Make America Great Again and America First policies, ”promises Donald Trump.
This is Donald Trump’s longest statement since he left the White House on January 20. He obviously did not digest Mitch McConnell’s indictment during his trial. After voting in favor of an acquittal, believing that the Senate could not try a former president, Mitch McConnell fired red balls on the accused. According to him, Donald Trump is “in fact and morally responsible” for the assault on the Capitol, in particular for having “fed lies” the rioters by shouting an imaginary electoral fraud.
Deprived of his Twitter and Facebook accounts, Donald Trump communicated via his Save America political action committee. On Tuesday, Donald Trump was targeted by a first legal action linked to the attack on the Capitol: a Democratic parliamentarian filed a civil complaint against the former US president, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two far-right groups, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, believing that they had “acted in concert to start a riot”.