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Trump says McConnell is a ‘stupid person’ for not eliminating the filibuster

In an interview with Vanity Fair, former President Donald Trump expressed disappointment towards Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“He’s a stupid person,” Trump said of McConnell. “I don’t think he’s smart enough. I tried to convince Mitch McConnell to get rid of the filibuster, to terminate it, so that we would get everything, and he was a knucklehead and he didn’t do it,” Trump said. Vice President Kamala Harris has the tie-breaking vote in the Senate, as Democrats and Republicans are equally split.

Removing the filibuster allows legislation to pass quicker, as lawmakers do not have the opportunity to protest the bill. As the interview continued, Trump suggested having reasonable colleagues in Congress would benefit American lawmaking.

“Trump said he wished he had had partners in Congress like Meade Esposito, who was the head of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. He added, ‘Mitch McConnell compared to Meade Esposito, it’s like a baby compared to a grownup football player with brains on top of everything else.’” Tensions between McConnel and Trump increased after the Senate Minority Leader refused to oppose certification of the controversial 2020 election. 

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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