On Thursday, former President Donald Trump nuked the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and others in an aggressive public statement.
Trump appeared angry over a Tuesday WSJ editorial that criticized the former president’s “grievances” and mocked CPAC enthusiasts who seemed to support Trump’s personal gripes over a substantive GOP agenda.
The 45th President’s response came in the classic Trump fashion those same supporters have come to love.
The WSJ editorial noted of Trump’s CPAC appearance, “Mr. Trump said Sunday that he won’t form a third party because it would divide the center-right coalition and elect Democrats.”
“But he also laid out his political enemies list and is clearly bent on revenge against anyone who voted to impeach or convict him or disagrees with his election claims,” it read.
WSJ continued, “These intraparty fights will sap GOP energy and resources when their priority now should be retaking congress in 2022.”
“Mr. Trump’s base of support means he will play an important role in the GOP, but as the Biden months roll on and the policy consequences of the 2020 defeat become stark, perhaps the party’s grassroots will begin to look past the Trump era to a new generation of potential standard bearers,” it continued.
“As long as Republicans focus on grievances of Trump’s past, they won’t be a governing majority,” the editorial noted.
Trump returned fire in the no-holds-barred style that rocketed him to the head of the Republican Party.
In his statement, Trump replied that the WSJ “editorial page continues, knowingly, to fight for globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders, and endless wars that favor other countries and sell out our great American workers, and they fight for RINOS [Republicans in name only] that have so badly hurt the Republican Party.”
Trump added that “nobody cares much about The Wall Street Journal editorial anymore. They have lost great credibility.”
Trump also slammed Mitch McConnell, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, and Stacey Abrams.
Trump said the two Georgia Senate races that handed control of that body to the Democrats were partly due to Sen. McConnell.
“Senator Mitch McConnell’s refusal to go above $600 per person on the stimulus check payments when the two Democrat opponents were touting $2,000 per person in ad after ad,” Trump said.
“This latter point was used against our Senators and the $2,000 will be approved anyway by the Democrats who bought the Georgia election—and McConnell let them do it!” Trump added, referring to Georgia Senate Democratic candidates’ campaign strategy.
“Even more stupidly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent millions of dollars on ineffective TV ads starring Mitch McConnell, the most unpopular politician in the country, who only won in Kentucky because President Trump endorsed him,” Trump also said.
“He would have lost badly without this endorsement,” Trump insisted.
The WSJ editors shot back late Thursday with a response called “Donald Trump’s Georgia Rewrite,” withe subhead, “The former President is unhappy with us for recognizing reality.”
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