Mary Trump: Republicans Like Kevin McCarthy Aren’t Scared of Trump, They’re Using Him
Over the last 4 years, Donald Trump was pretty useful to Republican leaders. While he often did controversial things, the GOP was still able to push through a major tax cut and get 3 conservatives on the Supreme Court.
Leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell have taken different paths with Trump since he’s been out of office. McConnell has been critical of Trump, while McCarthy recently visited him in Mar-a-Lago.
According to Mary Trump, though, this had nothing to do with the California congressman being scared of Trump. The ex-president’s niece says politicians like McCarthy are just using him.
The psychiatrist made the comments during an appearance on Dean Obeidallah’s radio show. The host asked, “Kevin McCarthy flew down, the House minority leader, to kiss the ring of Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, which was outrageous considering the proximity to the insurrection,” Obeidallah said, and asked “Do you think they’re just really using Trump as a fundraising tool?
Trump responded, “Yeah, I hear people say, all the time, that they’re afraid of him. No they’re not, you know, they’re totally in line with him. They are him. They’re all on the same page here.”
The former president’s niece continued, “They’re just thrilled that someone like Donald came along who was willing to push the envelope and break norms and get them whatever they wanted all along, which they were too, I don’t know, unimaginative to go after. So I think people always use Donald. That’s all he’s good for. So yeah, absolutely.”