Donald Trump remains the most influential figure in the Republican Party.
He’s not shy about making that a known fact.
And viewers were stunned when Donald Trump went on Sean Hannity and demanded this top Republican be fired.
During a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Donald Trump blasted Mitch McConnell for caving in to Chuck Schumer and the Democrats on the fight over the debt ceiling.
As long as Democrats were using reconciliation to ram through trillions of dollars in new socialist spending on a party-line vote, McConnell vowed that Republicans wouldn’t vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Instead, McConnell told Chuck Schumer he had to use reconciliation to raise the debt ceiling.
However, after Joe Biden issued a fake threat to change the filibuster to allow Congress to raise the debt ceiling with just 51 votes, McConnell caved in to Democrats on the eve of the vote.
And Donald Trump ripped McConnell for giving Democrats more time to pass their socialist spending plan and raise the debt ceiling.
“Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he’s not doing the job,” Trump told Hannity. “He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats] a lifeline – it’s more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind; they were unable to do anything.”
Trump also blasted McConnell for not holding on to his winning hand.
“He had the weapon and he was able to use it. It’s a shame,” Trump added. “That’s not a good thing that happened today. He made a big mistake.”
After McConnell surrendered, Democrats boasted about how he was nothing but a paper tiger who would not back up his words in a fight.
“I thank my Democratic colleagues for showing unity in solving this Republican-manufactured crisis,” Chuck Schumer gloated in a speech on the Senate floor. “Despite immense opposition from Leader McConnell and members of his conference, our caucus held together and we have pulled our country back from the cliff’s edge that Republicans tried to push us over.”
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