Former President Donald Trump responded to Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) column attacking him with a screed of his own.
Among the allegations Trump makes against McConnell is that he is "a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack" along with a list of other insults of the long-time Republican leader.
McConnell, who voted to acquit Trump, is greeted with this scathing broadside - along with Trump’s plan to interjec… https://t.co/Q224D8fW6i— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1613513884.0
The message from Trump did not attack McConnell using the word "dog," however. It's a frequently used Trump insult, as the Washington Post reported in 2018 with a long list of canine insults from the former president. Trump did use the word "begged" to describe something McConnell did for Trump's support, but that was as close as he came, according to reporter Bill Grueskin.
“Begged” is in quotes, and there’s no mention of a dog. This is the new Trump https://t.co/a1tIFxyKLo— Bill Grueskin (@Bill Grueskin) 1613513064.0
Others noticed that it was an extremely well-written response, which some suspected, meant that it wasn't actually written by Trump himself.
@kylegriffin1 And the best part is, we KNOW trump didn’t write this. He couldn’t, say, understand or spell those wo… https://t.co/iil1gsyIa3— TRUMPsA💩TWICEim🍑edLOSER!! (@TRUMPsA💩TWICEim🍑edLOSER!!) 1613513405.0
@Yamiche Trump may have signed off on this but he didn't write it. There are nearly a dozen word used that Trump ha… https://t.co/8lItFvSHGs— Bill Wong (@Bill Wong) 1613513554.0
I’ll take ‘things that Donald Trump didn’t write himself ’ for $500 Alex. https://t.co/pgtewTlPHW— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg) 1613512680.0
See the other comments from those reading the statement online:
how is anyone reading this I was told that trump had been silenced by big tech https://t.co/q959lusXcP— Christian Vanderbrouk (@Christian Vanderbrouk) 1613512605.0
This is the day Donald Trump became president. https://t.co/YwMKyTeObZ— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1613513218.0
Trump said if GOP Senators are going to stay with McConnell, "they will not win again." Our data shows the mere ac… https://t.co/aIREmzHbdt— Eli Yokley (@Eli Yokley) 1613512895.0
Sort of interesting that, failing to overthrow the entire government in his effort to install himself as ruler, Tru… https://t.co/edaZ6EBzq0— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte) 1613513917.0
Mitch’s time in the barrel brought to you by the Orange Ingrate.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci) 1613513496.0
McConnell frequently says: “Winners make policy, losers go home.” I bet a lot of his allies will turn to that phr… https://t.co/QT4hdOAcF8— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1613513442.0
Like I said: You can’t triangulate between the rule of law and the rule of the mob....By trying to be all things to… https://t.co/8eRlRSt6bY— Max Boot (@Max Boot) 1613513314.0
https://t.co/W5rTKzoQQf— Jamie Dupree (@Jamie Dupree) 1613513432.0
@JakeSherman Which of those two is the winner in this situation— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 1613513899.0
The Trump endorsement of Amy McGrath would have been something https://t.co/4ZFwBklSFT— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs) 1613513413.0
"Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before..."… https://t.co/3zVTXmezcM— David M. Drucker (@David M. Drucker) 1613513338.0
Brutal but can't top @gailcollins' description of McConnell as "a man with the natural charisma of an oyster" https://t.co/XKBiyzNVft— Joshua Green (@Joshua Green) 1613513278.0
https://t.co/IyQ9IEpGUd— Olivier Knox (@Olivier Knox) 1613513244.0
As a friend just pointed out, this latest Trump statement on Mitch McConnell is as if he's saved every tweet in the… https://t.co/fyhbGrX8xM— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1613512770.0
Attention GOP: No matter how much you suck up to Trump, he will eventually turn on you. https://t.co/TzTCS8nojm— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1613514144.0
Oddly enough, from reading this, you'd never know that Donald Trump lost re-election by 7,060,401 popular votes and… https://t.co/jfmSqXdkAl— George Conway (@George Conway) 1613512944.0
The GOP Thunderdome. https://t.co/MH2S9e7nJd— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes) 1613514448.0
McConnell to @burgessev, Sat evening: “My goal is, in every way possible, to have nominees representing the Republi… https://t.co/UxfFLlVhc2— Elana Schor (@Elana Schor) 1613513402.0
This is where McConnell’s decisions on impeachment befuddle me. If you’re going to pick a fight with Trump, why not… https://t.co/CwmLfBb9q6— Bill Scher (@Bill Scher) 1613513684.0