Donald Trump name calls Mitch McConnell, insults other GOP leaders
- The statements were made at a Republican National Committee meet
- Trump called McConnell a "stone-cold loser"
- The Senate minority leader did not attend the meeting
At a Republican National Committee meeting held at Donald Trump's Flordia resort, Mar-a-Lago, the former US President used his floor time to slam his fellow party members who have reportedly pulled back their support after the January 6 riots, including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, according to media reports.
The main reason for the lash out is being assumed as the lack of support from top Republican lawmakers in defending Trump after the Capitol riots and the diminishing influence of the party in the US Senate as the Democratic party gains momentum. Trump called for increased "party unity" to tackle the overshadowing, reported AFP.
The former President labelled McConnell as a "stone-cold user" while calling him "dumb (expletive)", reported AFP. He then went on to insult McConnell's wife Elaine Chao, who served as the Transportation Secretary under the former President. Chao later resigned from her position after Pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol earlier this year.
"I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?", he said in his address, according to AFP.
Trump used up almost all of his floor time at the Republican National Committee meeting to dig into the past and verbally ambush Republican leaders who did not support him instead of talking about the party's future in American politics, which reportedly many attendees were hoping would be the theme of the discussion.
The Senate minority leader, McConnell, was not present at the event after reportedly not speaking to the former President for months.