Donald Trump may have been kicked off Twitter, but so far there’s no sign that a spokesperson for him, essentially serving as social media surrogate by posting “statements” issued from his made-up “Office of the Former President” will be prevented from continuing to keep his presence alive on the site. In one recent statement, Trump directs Congressional Republicans to make the country suffer by withholding legislation on infrastructure until he’s satisfied with an election outcome.
Congress has been going back and forth in an effort to produce a much-needed bill on infrastructure that can achieve bipartisan support. This continues to be a struggle, but through his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, the former president is calling on Republicans to make it even more impossible, by deliberately refusing to act on it “until after we get proper election results.”
President Donald J. Trump to Republicans:
“Don’t do the infrastructure deal, wait until after we get proper election results in 2022 or otherwise” pic.twitter.com/0SiT7QQ6Cp
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) July 26, 2021
Trump, of course, has continued to falsely claim that he won the 2020 election and that any results saying otherwise are “rigged,” but he also mentions 2022, which would indicate that he’s talking about midterm elections, rather than his fabled (and impossible) return to office after some hypothetical number of audits and court cases.
Either way, the message is clear: Trump doesn’t want Republicans to support bipartisan legislation that affects every American, not just Democrats or Biden supporters, until his party has regained control. He further labels Mitch McConnell — who became known as the Grim Reaper because legislation went to his desk to die untouched — as a “RINO” who is trying “to prove that he can work with the Radical Left Democrats” and is “agreeing to almost anything.”
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