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  • Former US President Donald Trump has sharply attacked Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate.
  • He called on Republicans to turn their backs on top Republicans.
  • McConnell had previously blamed Trump for storming the US Capitol.

In a statement, Trump made it unmistakably clear that he would see the Republicans as black for the future should they hold on to McConnell as a leading figure in the party. "The Republican Party can never be respected or strong again with political leaders like Senator Mitch McConnell at the top," said Trump.

“If the Republican senators hold on to him, they won't win again. He will never do what needs to be done or what is right for our country. " Trump attested McConnell - who has sat in the Senate for 36 years - a lack of political understanding. He denounced McConnell as "political useless" and threatened to support McConnell's internal party rivals.

Dispute over direction of the Republicans

McConnell has been the Republican majority leader in the Senate for the past few years and one of Trump's most powerful allies. After the violent storming of the US Capitol by incited Trump supporters, however, there was a break between the two. At the same time, a dispute has raged within the party about the future direction of the Republicans since Trump was not re-elected.

Trump's written settlement with McConnell comes a few days after the end of the second impeachment proceedings in the US Senate that the Democrats initiated after Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.

McConnell belongs to the vast majority of Republican senators who voted against a condemnation of Trump on Saturday. The trial ended in an acquittal. McConnell recently blamed Trump for the attack on Congress. On Saturday he said that Trump was "practically and morally" responsible for it.

After the acquittal, McConnell had called for Trump to go to court for the attack on the Capitol. "We have a criminal justice system in this country, we have civil suits - and previous presidents are not immune to either," he said.

This sentence is now quoted in a communication on a lawsuit brought by the Democratic MP Bennie Thompson from the US state of Mississippi on Tuesday in a court in the capital Washington D.C. lodged against Trump and others. In it, he accuses Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and several extremist groups of having forged a plot to instigate the violent riots and thus stop the confirmation of Trump's election defeat in Congress.

SRF 4 News, February 17, 2021, 5:00 a.m.; sda / dpa / sibl; bisv; harm

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  • Comment from Chruti Da Goya (Νικος)
    Trump Plaza in Atlantic City controlled blown up,
    the video fits like a fist :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_SERgXtdiE
    Agree agree to the comment
  • Comment from Cédric Bell (Cedric)
    McDonnel was always good enough for Trump. But if he only stabs Trump once in the back, Trump puts it down as if MC Donnel is fundamentally not good. Typical Trump. But hopefully Trump will continue to play himself on the sidelines.
    Agree agree to the comment
    1. answer from Alex Volkart (Lex18)
      Mr Trump does not accept any other opinion besides his own, even if the other is mostly more realistic. That's why it would have been so important to slow him down once and for all by not letting him run for office.
      Agree agree to the comment
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  • Comment from Michi Trachsel (Norbert)
    That pleases me.
    Since the Democrats are also very divided (though not because of a narcissist there), a multi-party landscape could possibly emerge. I would especially indulge moderate Republicans!
    Agree agree to the comment
    1. answer from Alex Volkart (Lex18)
      It is in the nature of parties that there are different voices within a party. But if the Democratic Party were divided, the presidential election would hardly have been won.
      Agree agree to the comment
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