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Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him

Mr. Trump provided up some new taunts: “The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle — they’ve never had it so good — and they want to keep it that way!” he mentioned. “We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.”

While Mr. McConnell has faulted the previous president for the celebration’s losses final month in each Senate races in Georgia, Mr. Trump maintained that it was as a result of Republican voters had been indignant that the celebration’s officers had not carried out extra to tackle his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

Mr. Trump claimed credit score for Mr. McConnell’s victory in his personal Senate race final year, and took a swipe at Mr. McConnell’s spouse, Elaine Chao, who labored for the Trump administration because the transportation secretary.

“McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings,” Mr. Trump mentioned. “He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.”

“He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our country,” Mr. Trump mentioned, including that “where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First.”

The assertion was the longest one Mr. Trump has issued since leaving office on Jan. 20.

The former president has additionally been conscious that he’s the goal of a number of investigations, folks shut to him mentioned, and has been suggested in opposition to showing to taunt prosecutors or individuals who may sue him in civil courts. Still, Mr. Trump’s means to keep silent via conditions that anger him tends to final solely so lengthy.

Mr. Trump’s advisers are discussing backing practically a dozen candidates in primaries in opposition to the Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment, a transfer that might solely deepen Mr. Trump’s friction with Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the House minority chief. Not all of Mr. Trump’s aides suppose this can be a smart plan of action.