Pundits speculated that feud was cooling after McConnell stopped attacks
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is still persona non grata with former President Donald Trump.
The former president was quizzed on the issue during a radio interview on the John Fredericks Show, during which Mr. Fredericks brought up reports in various media outlets from April speculating that he may be mending ties with the GOP Senate leader. Mr. Trump held Mr. McConnell responsible for not whipping senators to vote in favour of objections to the counting of the Electoral College votes from several states due to the former president’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“No, no,” the former president said dismissively when Mr. Fredericks suggested their relationship was on the mend.
He went on to suggest that his endorsement was the reason that Mr. McConnell won reelection against a well-funded Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, who raised nearly $90 million in her losing Senate bid while barely coming within 20 points of Mr. McConnell on Election Day.
“The only guys who win are the guys who embraced the MAGA movement,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the “Make America Great Again” slogan as well as the phenomenon that has gripped the Republican Party where loyalty to the former president frequently trumps all other qualities in primary elections.