After acquittal, Trump tears into Rep senator

Washington, February 17

Donald Trump has launched a scathing personal attack on Mitch McConnell, calling him a “dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack,” days after the top Republican Senator and former close ally voted to acquit the ex-US president in his second impeachment trial.

McConnell, who led the Senate for years, voted to acquit Trump in his impeachment trial last week. But the 78-year-old Senator from Kentucky then attacked Trump as “morally responsible” for the deadly US Capitol riot on January 6.

Trump and McConnell, the two most powerful men in the Republican Party, have been estranged in recent months after working closely during the former president’s four years in office.

“Mitch is a dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said on Tuesday against the Senate Minority Leader. — PTI

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