May 20, 2024
Alyssa Farah Griffin, a political commentator and onetime White House director of strategic communications for Donald Trump, denounced the former president for his attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife, claiming “he is not even trying to hide the racism at this point.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin, a political commentator and onetime White House director of strategic communications for Donald Trump, denounced the former president for his attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife, claiming “he is not even trying to hide the racism at this point.”

Her comments come after Trump issued his latest attack against McConnell on Friday, saying that the senator “has a death wish” after he backed a bill that the Democrats introduced. The former president also took aim at McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao, who was Trump’s transportation secretary before she resigned in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot, calling her “his China loving wife, Coco Chow!” Chao was born in Taipei, Taiwan.

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“This isn’t some crazy person on the internet, this is the GOP front-runner for President if the Party doesn’t wake up & demand better,” Griffin said in a tweet. “He’s not even trying to hide the racism at this point. Just despicable.”

Trump has repeatedly taken shots at McConnell and Chao since leaving the White House, particularly after the Senate minority leader rebuked the former president’s actions during the Capitol riot and rejected efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.

It’s not entirely clear what legislation Trump is referring to in his latest attack, but his comments came after the Senate passed a stopgap funding bill. The legislation would keep the government funded until Dec. 16, and it was supported by McConnell and other Republicans.

It also follows the Senate minority leader confirming he would back the Electoral Reform Act, a bipartisan bill aiming to make it harder to object to presidential election results following the Jan. 6 riot.

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Some pundits pushed against Trump’s suggestion that McConnell had a “death wish,” calling the comments potentially dangerous. However, a spokesman for the former resident rejected the accusations.

“Mitch McConnell is killing the Republican Party through weakness and cowardice. He obviously has a political death wish for himself and Republican Party, but President Trump and the America First champions in Congress will save the Republican Party and our nation,” spokesman Taylor Budowich told NBC News.

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