For the four years he was president, Mitch McConnell found Donald Trump to be very useful. He used Trump to put several judges in lifetime seats, including 3 Supreme Court Justices.But McConnell was also quite aware of the damage the former president could do. Trump’s endorsement of David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler backfired in Georgia and cost McConnell his place as Senate Majority Leader.
And since then, the Kentucky Senator has essentially been done with Trump. And according to Matt Lewis, he is happy to troll the former president because he can’t do anything about it.
The Conservative pundit writes for the Daily Beast, “Trump is the obvious frontrunner to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, and he clearly lacks the authority to persuade or impose his will in other ways. He is powerful and talented but also lazy and incompetent. Put otherwise. He is formidable but not unbeatable. Seeing his enemies prosper is a potent reminder of this.”
Lewis continues, “McConnell is ending his year on a high note. In a political environment where such feats of longevity seem unthinkable, McConnell (who has been unanimously elected leader by his caucus every two years since 2006) is as good at the inside game of politics as Trump is at gaslighting Republican voters.”
You can read the full report here, courtesy of The Daily Beast.
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