Donald Trump exploded at fellow Republicans calling them “stone cold losers” in a rant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, US outlets reported overnight.
The former president, speaking Saturday to members of the Republican National Committee, called for party unity in the wake of his loss to Joe Biden and the party’s loss of Senate control.
He continued to assert falsely that he won the November election, he particularly excoriated Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, calling him a “dumb son of a b***h” and a “stone cold loser.”
Trump has blamed McConnell for not fighting to block Congress’s January 6 certification of Biden’s election victory — certification that took place only after a pro-Trump mob violently stormed the Capitol building.
McConnell later declared that Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the deadly attack.
The former president, in his remarks Saturday, also criticized McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who was Trump’s transportation secretary but who resigned following the events of January 6.
“I hired his wife. Did he ever say thank you?” Trump said, before mocking Chao for resigning.
He then said he was “disappointed” in his own vice president, Mike Pence, for his role in certifying the election result.
And he again attacked top US scientist Anthony Fauci, saying the epidemiologist is “full of crap.”
– with AFP