A secret meeting between Trump and this RINO has set fire to the Republican party

mitch mcconnell

There’s no doubting Donald Trump’s hatred of the Republican establishment. That’s what makes this latest encounter so surprising.

And a secret meeting between Trump and this RINO has set fire to the Republican party.

According to sources close to the situation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) advisers have discussed with Donald Trump’s campaign about a possible endorsement of the former president.

These discussions have been occurring since January and were reported by the New York Times.

The talks featured Josh Holmes, one of McConnell’s advisers, and Trump’s campaign manager, Chris LaCivita.

The purpose of the meetings were to try and unite the GOP around Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for president through a McConnell endorsement.

McConnell and Trump have had a tension-filled relationship over the years, so an endorsement from the Kentucky senator would be a bit surprising.

Back in 2020 after the presidential election, Trump became hostile towards McConnell after he acknowledged that Joe Biden had won the election fair and square despite claims from Trump that the election was stolen.

And after the riots on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, McConnell announced that the former president was “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the riots.

During the latest midterm elections, Sen. McConnell blamed Trump for endorsing poor Republican candidates who lost their races to Democrats.

But after appearing in a town hall event for Fox News last week, Donald Trump said he believes that McConnell will likely endorse him soon.

“He’ll probably end up endorsing me. I don’t know that I can work with him,” he said.

Right now, only McConnell and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) are the only Republican leaders in the Senate who haven’t endorsed Trump yet.

“I know McConnell’s team is in a tough spot. They’re sort of damned if they do, damned if they don’t,” an anonymous GOP consultant said.

“I feel like a Trump endorsement at this rate from McConnell would tarnish his legacy. He’s sort of been the adult in the room for so many of us, so I think it would be a disappointment.”

“Basically the former president is trying to undo all the good work McConnell is doing or has already done. For the GOP Senate leader to endorse Trump now just is confusing.”

By good work from McConnell, does that consultant mean working with Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer to put together deals that only help progress the radical Biden agenda?

Another anonymous GOP consultant, who’s worked for the Trump campaign, had the right response when he detailed a possible McConnell endorsement:

“Does Trump need McConnell’s endorsement – absolutely not! Would it be nice? Sure, it’s nice to have, not a need to have.”

“So much of the party views the Senate minority leader as irrelevant and not representative of the Republican electorate.”

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