Even Mitch McConnell wonders if Trump will survive

White house social media director fires back at mitch mcconnell

Oh dear. Looks like Trump was trying to enlist Mitch McConnell to “protect” him in the Russia investigation:

During the call, which Mr. Trump initiated on Aug. 9 from his New Jersey golf club, the president accused Mr. McConnell of bungling the health care issue. He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader’s refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Republicans briefed on the conversation.

Mr. McConnell has fumed over Mr. Trump’s regular threats against fellow Republicans and criticism of Senate rules, and questioned Mr. Trump’s understanding of the presidency in a public speech. Mr. McConnell has made sharper comments in private, describing Mr. Trump as entirely unwilling to learn the basics of governing.

In offhand remarks, Mr. McConnell has expressed a sense of bewilderment about where Mr. Trump’s presidency may be headed, and has mused about whether Mr. Trump will be in a position to lead the Republican Party into next year’s elections and beyond, according to people who have spoken to him directly.

While maintaining a pose of public reserve, Mr. McConnell expressed horror to advisers last week after Mr. Trump’s comments equating white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., with protesters who rallied against them. Mr. Trump’s most explosive remarks came at a news conference in Manhattan, where he stood beside Ms. Chao. (Ms. Chao, deflecting a question about the tensions between her husband and the president she serves, told reporters, “I stand by my man — both of them.”)

2 Responses to Even Mitch McConnell wonders if Trump will survive

  1. Imhotep August 23, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    Pots calling the kettle black.

  2. Doug in Oakland August 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    President four-year-old may not be smart enough to realize that the obstruction of justice statutes apply to congressional investigations as well as DOJ/criminal ones, so screaming at Mitch McConnell for not sufficiently protecting him from the senate’s Russia investigation was, in fact, obstruction of justice.
    He’s definitely not smart enough to realize that picking fights with Mitchie-poo is a bad idea, at least if he wants to serve out his whole term in offtce.
    With 45’s poll numbers tanking out of the primary threat range, what incentive does a reptile like McConnell have for putting up with abuse from a moron like Trump when he knows his whole hideous agenda would already be law if Pence was president?
    So time for another Nuremberg rally to rile up the Pig People enough to sharpen up the blade on that primary threat, except no primary is gonna take out the Evil Mutant Ninja Turdle in motherfucking Kentucky, so Trump is really only holding a gun to the head of the senate majority that is his main insurance from being removed from office.
    And if he didn’t think McConnell protected him enough so far, how much does he think he’ll protect him now after he repeatedly humiliated him and made his wife stand next to him at his press freak-out?
    And even if there were a new majority leader, how loyal does he think they’d be after watching him randomly threaten senators from his own party every time his agenda failed?
    But there I go using that word again. There’s obviously some sort of biological activity going on beneath that thing on his head, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it rise to the level of thought.

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