Mitch McConnell Booed by CPAC Audience as Trump Takes Credit for His Reelection

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Mitch McConnell Booed by CPAC Audience as Trump Takes Credit for His Reelection

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. JOE RAEDLE/GETTY
Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.
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The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience on Sunday afternoon booed Senate legislator Mitch McConnell as President Donald Trump took credit for the Kentucky senator’s November election win.
“My endorsement of Mitch McConnell at his request, he asked for my endorsement,” Trump said, prompting loud boos from the gang , “brought him from one point right down to 20 points up and he won his race within the great state and therefore the great commonwealth of Kentucky. He won it very easily. And I said, ‘I wonder if I’m doing the proper thing here,’ but you recognize what, I did what I did.”

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“But he went from one point right right down to 20 points up very quickly, immediately actually, and he won his race.  But you recognize what, we got a Republican elected,” he added.
But since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the 2 men have clashed repeatedly over the longer term of the GOP.

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Seven GOP senators joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump earlier this month, but the 57-43 majority fell in need of the two-thirds needed for a conviction. After voting to acquit, McConnell on February 13 publicly condemned the ex-president and his supporters for inciting the Capitol insurrection on Epiphany .
“There’s no doubt , none, that President Trump is practically and morally liable for provoking the events of the day,” he said on the Senate floor. “The folks that stormed this building believed they were working on the wants and directions of their president. And having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the foremost important megaphone on planet Earth.”

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Trump went after McConnell nearly a month later. On February 17, just days after the Senate voted to acquit him on his second impeachment, Trump called the senator “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” during a scathing statement.

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