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Trump says he doesn’t know whether he could work with Mitch McConnell, if re-elected

February 22, 2024

Former President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, February 20, that he was uncertain if he could work with former ally turned political foe Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, if he were to be re-elected, reports NBC News.

“He’ll probably end up endorsing me. I don’t know that I can work with him,” Trump said during a town hall on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” on Tuesday. “He gave away trillions of dollars that he didn’t have to, trillions of dollars. He made it very easy for the Democrats.”

The relationship between the two Republican leaders soured after McConnell denounced Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot—calling it a “disgraceful dereliction of duty.”

Trump has escalated attacks on McConnell since leaving office, and most recently helped tank the sweeping bipartisan border deal that McConnell supported.

McConnell has not endorsed Trump’s bid for re-election, even as many of his Senate colleagues have—although he said he would support whomever the GOP nominee is and has acknowledged that appears almost certain to be Trump.

NBC News has reached out to McConnell’s office for comment.

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