Trump’s Original Statement to Mitch McConnell Mocked Him ‘For Having Multiple Chins’
Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday in a caustic and very personal statement, and of course, he didn’t miss the opportunity to complain again about the 2020 election. But according to Mediaite, Trump was even more insulting to McConnell in the first draft of the statement.
Politico notes Trump even took potshots at McConnell over his chin. And no, I’m not making that up.
Trump is a 74-year-old schoolyard bully, so while this is definitely weird even by Trump standards, this is nothing new. After all, if you remember, he called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas,” nicknamed prospective president Joe Biden “Sleepy Joe” and mocked a disabled New York Times reporter. Because that’s what bullies do. They call people names and they mock people. It’s as if Trump is emotionally stunted and never really progressed past the age of nine or something.
And regarding what Trump said about McConnell and his chin, Politico notes:
“A person familiar with the crafting of the statement confirmed that it could have been far worse. An earlier draft mocked McConnell for having multiple chins, the person said. But Trump was convinced by advisers to take it out.”
“There was also a lot of repetitive stuff about and definitely something about him having too many chins and not enough smarts,” the person said.
One wonders if Trump ever looks in the mirror because some of us could say the same thing about him.
Apparently, Trump adviser Jason Miller took part in working on the statement but denied to Politico “ever considering an attack on McConnell’s appearance.”
Trump was incensed at McConnell for his speech denouncing the former president for inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building. While McConnell voted to acquit Trump, he said he was morally responsible for the violence that broke out.
Trump’s ensuing response in the statement was shockingly harsh.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” the statement, released by Trump’s PAC, said.
I would almost feel sorry for McConnell if it weren’t for the fact that he is deadset against helping the poor, minorities, the middle class, or pretty much anyone that isn’t Mitch McConnell. It’s good that he’s cut ties with Trump but he and his fellow Republicans failed the country by not indicting this dangerous schoolyard bully for inciting the riot in which several people lost their lives when the mob grew violent.
The man gets no sympathy from me.