The former President of the United States appeared to call yesterday for the death of Mitch McConnell, the highest-ranking member of his own political party. Although Donald Trump’s reasons were characteristically confusing and poorly articulated, observers note that the apparent threat followed McConnell voicing support for reforming the Electoral Count Act.
The tweet below is from Trump’s Truth Social account.
It’s been confirmed here: https://www.salon.com/2022/10/01/says-mitch-mcconnell-has-a-wish_partner/;
and here, among other places: https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/01/politics/trump-mcconnell-death-wish-democrat-bills/index.html.
Just for a little added madness, Trump took a swipe at McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. I’ve read on Twitter that the term he used is a racial slur — though I’ve never heard it before. Elaine Chao was Trump’s own Secretary of Transportation. (She resigned immediately after the January 6th attack on the Capitol.)
Donald Trump is a barely comprehensible psychopath who is inciting violence against the lawful United States government. Have a nice day.