Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had an instant reaction when seeing the lengthy attack he endured from former President Donald Trump. He laughed about it, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The reaction underscores how McConnell plans to navigate the post-Trump era: Focus squarely on winning back the Senate majority — while ignoring the former President at all costs.
Indeed, amid their fallout following the deadly US Capitol riot at the hands of Trump supporters, McConnell has made the calculation that he’s done with the former President and is moving on, according to sources close to the GOP leader.
Read the full article. Biographers have long said that nothing enrages Trump more than to be laughed at.
New – McConnell laughed about Trump’s statement and has no plans to engage the former President. He’s done talking Trump, with plans to focus on push to take back Senate and focus on Biden agenda. “He’s moving on,” one source said. But will Trump let him? https://t.co/LNMdNXqyDZ
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 17, 2021
“An earlier draft mocked McConnell for having multiple chins. But Trump was convinced to take it out. ‘There was definitely something about him having too many chins but not enough smarts.’”
Mr. 45th President, Release the earlier draft! It sounds great…https://t.co/m2krnWhPnR
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 16, 2021