BREAKING: President Trump Releases Statement Slamming Mitch McConnell— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) February 16, 2021
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Trump has already won this fight.
The fact that Lindsey Graham went on FOX News and called Mitch an albatross for the GOP in the 2022 midterms signaled it was coming. Hannity returned to the subject last night.
Mitch & Co. seemed to have this idea that Trump would fade after losing the election. The 2016 election was a realignment election though. William Jennings Bryan lost all three elections when he ran for president in 1896, 1900 and 1908. He had a similar magnetic effect on his followers. Bryan became a kingmaker in Democratic politics and coronated Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 election.
Since Donald Trump in exile is now effectively the new “GOP establishment,” he should be focused on electing a Trumpist Congress of ideological allies, which he tellingly didn’t do in 2018 or 2020. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a track record of picking the “best people.” Everything ultimately comes down to being about him rather than his movement or pushing any coherent ideological agenda.
Mitch is far better at advancing his agenda. It is not my agenda, but he got his tax cuts, deregulation and criminal justice reform out of Trump. He remade the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary. In contrast, Donald Trump got nothing out of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and nearly his entire legacy was executive orders. Trump even endorsed Mitch McConnell in his 2020 Senate race.