Mitch McConnell Says Alleged Felon Who Called Him a ‘Stone-Cold Loser’ Should Be President

Donald Trump has called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a “Broken Down Crow,” a “dumb son of a bitch,” a “stone-cold loser,” a “RINO,” leveled racist insults at his wife, and accused him of having a “death wish” for supporting bills opposed by the former president.

None of this stopped McConnell from endorsing Trump’s bid to retake the White House this November.

On Wednesday, McConnell (R-Ky.), who recently announced he would be leaving his role as Senate minority leader at the end of the year, declared that he would be backing Trump in the general election following the former president’s blowout performance on Super Tuesday.

“It is abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for President of the United States,” he told The Washington Post. “It should come as no surprise that as nominee, he will have my support.”

McConnell was asked at a press conference later on Wednesday about how he can reconcile supporting Trump despite calling the former president responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. McConnell wasn’t able to answer.

The two Republicans have been at odds with each other for years now, with Trump pushing for McConnell’s ouster from Republican leadership in the aftermath of the party’s abysmal performance in the 2022 midterms. But in his endorsement, McConnell presented a fairly rosy picture of their relationship. “During his presidency, we worked together to accomplish great things for the American people including tax reform that supercharged our economy and a generational change of our federal judiciary — most importantly, the Supreme Court. I look forward to the opportunity of switching from playing defense against the terrible policies the Biden administration has pursued to a sustained offense geared towards making a real difference in improving the lives of the American people,” he said.

Last month, McConnell announced his decision to step down from his role in congressional leadership at the end of the year. “One of life’s most under-appreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter,” he said, “I know the politics within my party at this particular moment in time…I have many faults. Misunderstanding politics is not one of them.”

It seems that in McConnell’s political calculus, backing Trump — who is facing dozens of felony charges across four separate indictments — is better than remaining silent on the matter.

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