After a month of silence, Trump returned at the annual CPAC event. Believe it or not, he was more Trump than ever before.
He squashed rumors about creating a third party, promising to stick with the GOP. But he had some harsh words for the Supreme Court and those Republicans who turned on him.
And when he mentioned Mitch McConnell–who blasted the former president–the crowd had something to say.
“There has never been a journey so successful,” Trump says of his presidency to begin his CPAC speech, despite the fact he was defeated and left office last month pic.twitter.com/D7ONVxrLCx
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2021
Trump takes credit for Mitch McConnell winning his race last November as people boo McConnell
After Trump mentions Mitch McConnell, the CPAC crowd boos the senator’s name.
McConnell was instrumental in helping Trump reshape the federal courts. Trump, in turn, helped Mitch win a tough re-election campaign.
But soon after the dust settled, Mitch returned to his old, swamp-dwelling ways. He ignored concerns over the election results and embraced Joe Biden.
He also blamed Trump for the January 6 upheaval. He did not vote to convict him during the impeachment. But he did insult Trump during a speech and wrote an op-ed against him.
Trump previously fired back with a statement of his own, criticizing McConnell’s leadership. He warned the Republican Party not to follow Mitch, or face future losses.
It seems at least CPAC’s audience is siding with Trump. And it’s safe to say the millions that voted for Trump across the nation will agree as well.
Trump helped Mitch time and again, only to be betrayed by him when it mattered the most.
The loyalty of the party is strongly on Trump’s side. It was ridiculous for McConnell to turn on him.
And he might regret it sooner or later.
- Trump criticized Mitch McConnell during his CPAC speech.
- The crowd booed McConnell’s name.
- The senator turned on Trump after the 2020 Election.