There is a growing conflict between Trump and McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate

Donald Trump attacked Mitch McConnell, leader of the Republican minority in the Senate on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, this signals a growing conflict between the two most important politicians of this party.

“Mitch is a sullen, sullen and smirking political laborer, and if the Republican senators stay with him, they won’t win again,” Trump argued.

Donald Trump publicly attacked McConnell when the latter declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner in the presidential election. After four years of close cooperation, the divergence between them deepened last Saturday.

The senator, despite voting for Trump’s acquittal in the impeachment trial, called him a moment later “practically and morally responsible” for the incidents on January 6 at the Washington Capitol in which five people were killed. He suggested that the former president could be prosecuted.

“There is no question that former President Trump is morally responsible. (…) Its supporters attacked the Capitol after the lies it shouted through the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unacceptable, from the attack on Vice President Mike Pence during the riots to the praise of criminals after they ended, McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Donald Trump has opponents in both the US and Europe. Photo PAP / EPA / FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

Reuters noted that both are trying to steer the party in opposite directions. McConnell advocates a traditional budget-focused and pro-trade approach. Still backed by large sections of the Republican electoral base, Trump prefers a more populist profile.

– He will never do what needs to be done or what is good for our country. When necessary and appropriate, I will support (his) major rivals who support Making America Great Again and our America First policy. We want brilliant, strong, thinking and compassionate leadership, argued Trump, quoted by CNN.

He also clearly disavowed McConnell as a politician.

– This is a great moment for our country and we must not let it go to the top of the “third category” leaders who are to shape our future! – argued the former president.

Last month, Trump condemned Republican House of Representatives Liz Cheney, third in the party hierarchy, who voted to push through an article to initiate the impeachment process.

Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, is trying to strengthen relations with the former president. In January, they met at Trump’s Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago. According to the ex-president’s political action committee, Save America, they talked about the 2022 Congressional elections.


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