Donald Trump has came out swinging when he opined about the current state of Republican leadership, calling the current Senate minority leader out for his failings.
The former president said that Mitch McConnell is “not the guy” to lead the party. He said this after McConnell helped to stir up votes for the Senate to approve a temporary fix for the debt-ceiling. Trump, the real estate magnate, responded to this with stern disapproval saying, that “[…] the Republican Senate needs new leadership.”
Trump continued, “Mitch is not the right guy, he’s not doing the job. He gave Schumer a lifeline— more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a bind; they were unable to do anything. He had the weapon and was able to use it. It’s a shame. That’s not a good thing that happened today. He made a big mistake.”
This comes at a time when former vice president Joe Biden and other Democrats are tanking the economy by printing money, punishing employers, and raising taxes. But worst of all, they are creating uncertainty in the business world which drives down stock prices, hurting investors who make business possible.
Senator Ted Cruz chimed in, agreeing with Trump. He said “I believe it was a mistake. I don’t think it was a good deal.”
This olive branch given to Democrats by McConnell happened at a time when the Democrat party is doing everything in their power to destroy conservative voters and the meaningful remainder of the Republican party. This is not the way a person should behave when the people he is meant to represent are under direct attack.
Trump and McConnell have always had an uneasy relationship. During his time in the White House, Trump often clashed with the Republican leader over his tendency to compromise with the left — often when he had no mandate to do so.
This shouldn’t be surprising. The two men represent very different parts of the Republican Party apparatus. The entrenched McConnell very much stands for the GOP establishment. In his world, policy and principles come second to maintaining the status quo. Trump, on the other hands, represent the actual voters that put these people in power.
With Trump out of office, McConnell has been expected to hold the line against Democrat infringements. In this regard, the former president is right — McConnell is not the leader Republicans need right now. Even under the threat of unconstitutional tyranny, the Kentucky senator seems to be rolling over at every turn.