‘Too soon to give up’: Trump slams Senator Mitch McConnell for congratulating Biden, urges Republicans to ‘learn to fight’
Donald Trump has lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who congratulated President-elect Joe Biden, saying it was “too soon to give up.” McConnell’s move has already angered the president’s most loyal supporters.
Trump took to his social media of choice, Twitter, on Wednesday, venting his anger at the top Republican senator’s words.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot). Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!” he wrote.
Trump's allies slam Mitch McConnell for congratulating Biden https://t.co/ak9nu6420L via @MailOnline. Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot). Too soon to give up. Republican Party must finally learn to fight. People are angry!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2020
The remark came in response to a statement made by McConnell on Tuesday in which he acknowledged Biden’s win after the electoral college vote, congratulating him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“The Electoral College has spoken,” McConnell said, noting that “as of this morning, our country has a president-elect and a vice president-elect” even though “many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result.”
Apart from publicly acknowledging Biden’s victory, McConnell has reportedly privately warned fellow Republican senators against challenging the election results, urging them to not dispute the Electoral College decision during the upcoming joint session of Congress to confirm the results. The session is scheduled to take place on January 6.
The words of the Senate majority leader have angered Trump’s supporters, with the most hardcore going so far as to accuse McConnell of being a “traitor.”
“McConnell just wants power, influence, & money. He is willing to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American Patriots,” Trump campaign attorney Lin Wood said.
Mitch McConnell @senatemajldr is NOT a Patriot. Ask his wife. She knows. McConnell just wants power, influence, & money. He is willing to sell America to get what he wants. McConnell is a traitor to American Patriots.His day of judgment is coming. https://t.co/d0ECDfk5Tk— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 15, 2020
A similar statement was produced by Representative-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, who played some old school Cold War-style tunes, accusing every Republican not supporting Trump of being a tool of Chinese communists.
Every “Republican” that isn’t fighting for @realDonaldTrump’s 2020 landslide victory is supporting the Chinese Communist Party takeover of America.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 15, 2020
Former national security advisor Mike Flynn, recently pardoned by Trump, has joined the outcry as well, stating that “millions and millions and millions” of patriots are standing behind the president and do not “fail or cower like some in the Republican Party.”
.@realDonaldTrump millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.#FightLikeAFlynnhttps://t.co/WurxjIf0se— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 15, 2020
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