Trump insults a Republican tenor, already in his sights

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Former President Donald Trump has taken a new step in his attacks on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, using a particularly crass slur to label him in front of donors, US media reported on Sunday.

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The billionaire’s insults were delivered on Saturday night during a speech from Florida, where Mr. Trump resides, the Wall Street Journal.

The ex-president raged against his former ally who he said did not help him block, on January 6, the official certification of the results of the presidential election in November, said the Washington post.

The ballot was won by Democrat Joe Biden, but Mr Trump insists, without proof, that it was rigged.

In February, Donald Trump had already marked the break with Mr. McConnell by describing him as a “scowling, sullen politician”, and by asserting that the Republican Party would come out loser with such an official among its leaders.

Trump insults a Republican tenor, already in his sights

The billionaire, however, worked hand in hand with the senator from Kentucky, a skilful strategist, for four years.

But Mitch McConnell declared him “responsible” for the murderous assault on Capitol Hill in January, saying the rioters had done so “because the most powerful man on the planet had fed them lies.”

Asked about Donald Trump’s remarks, the Republican Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, admitted that his party could have done without this latest controversy.

“Somehow it doesn’t really matter what he said, but at the same time, whenever it gets talked about, we don’t need it. We need unity, to focus together […]. We have battles to fight, ”he told CNN on Sunday.