Ex-US President Trump wants to help his party take back the House of Representatives. At the same time, he insults the powerful puller Mitch McConnell as a “son of a bitch”.
Donald Trump has been voted out, but has not yet been canceled: At a donation dinner in his luxury property Mar-a-Lago in Florida the ex-president served the Republicans as an election worker. The 74-year-old said he wanted to support the Republicans in the November 2022 congressional election to win parliamentary and senatorial posts.
As for his own plans, talk about it should wait until after the vote next year. It is speculated that Trump could run again in the next presidential election in 2024. Since he was voted out of office in 2020 after just one term, the constitution allows him to run for another four years in the White House.
“I stand in front of you tonight, confident that we will retake the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2022,” Trump said in front of the dinner guests. “And then, in 2024, a Republican candidate will win the White House.” The Democrats took part last November Joe Biden won the presidential election. In the congressional elections held at the same time, they also secured the upper hand in both chambers of parliament.
Trump had repeatedly claimed in the following weeks that the victory had been “stolen” from him. He did not provide any evidence for this. At the same time he made an all-round blow against companions and party joy, from whom he felt he was not supported enough. So also at the dinner, as one participant reported.
Accordingly, Trump deviated from the speech text and named the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, a “son of a bitch”. McConnell had incurred Trump’s anger for admitting that Biden was the winner. Also ex-vice president Mike Pence was not spared. Trump said, according to the dinner attendee, he recently spoke to his former deputy and told him that he was still disappointed in him.
Before he left office in January, Trump accused Pence of not preventing Congress from confirming Biden’s election victory.