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Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 02, 2022 05:50AM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

An incendiary and racist message from the former president raised concerns about inciting more violence

Former president Donald Trump is facing blowback for an inflammatory online message attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that many viewed as a threat.

“He has a DEATH WISH,” Trump posted late Friday on his Truth Social platform, criticizing McConnell for agreeing to a deal to fund the government through December. He also disparaged McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who served as Trump’s transportation secretary and was born in Taiwan, in racist terms, calling her “his China loving wife, Coco Chow!”

The post marked a further escalation in an increasingly strained relationship between the two Republican leaders. Trump has repeatedly impugned McConnell’s negotiating positions and called on GOP senators to replace him as their leader. They often had a tense working relationship during Trump’s presidency and fell out in the aftermath of the 2020 election, when Trump refused to concede and tried to overturn the results, and the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.



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Re: Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 02, 2022 02:31PM
McConnell is getting his just deserts. He and the rest of the GOP could have been totally done with Tr**p if they'd voted to convict and disqualify him from ever running for office.

Terrible political calculation by McConnell and his crew. Sure, there would have been initial backlash from Tr**p's base, but they are not the majority, and if the GOP vilified Tr**p as they should have that backlash would have quickly waned and Republicans would have their party back.
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Re: Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post
Posted by: gadje
Date: October 02, 2022 05:47PM
What is something actually happened to him and 45 would go to jail for inciting violence? Nah, he got away with Jan 6 where several people died and nothing happened to him. I wouldn't hold my breath one one more.
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Re: Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 02, 2022 07:19PM
Politics and ass-kissing almost unprecedented in history-

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Re: Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 03, 2022 12:53PM
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AllGold
McConnell is getting his just deserts. He and the rest of the GOP could have been totally done with Tr**p if they'd voted to convict and disqualify him from ever running for office.

Terrible political calculation by McConnell and his crew. Sure, there would have been initial backlash from Tr**p's base, but they are not the majority, and if the GOP vilified Tr**p as they should have that backlash would have quickly waned and Republicans would have their party back.

I viewed a clip recently showing McConnell effusively kissing Trump’s a** at a press conference - can’t remember the occasion. So yes, the chickens are coming home to roost.



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero
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