Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell is trying to "bury his ongoing feud with President Trump," according to a report in The Hill.
In a discussion with reporters, McConnell (R-KY) expressed no interest in bringing up fiery comments from the former president and instead tries to unite the Republican Party.
"I'm focused on the future and I am faced with an all-left government here, with a small majority in the House, a 50:50 Senate trying to turn America into something no one voted for last year, " he said.
Minority whip of the Senate John Thune (R-SSD), McConnell's top deputy, also declined to respond to Trump's comments.
"At the moment it's a one-sided thing. The Führer has no hostility and he has made it very clear that he wants to work with the President to get the majority back," said Thune.
McConnell tries to end the feud with Trump https://t.co/iiqN7eoQ9W pic.twitter.com/dOPr0g2JlA
– The Hill (@thehill) April 14, 2021
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McConnell's neutral stance is a long way from early January when he blamed Trump for the unrest in the Capitol and expressed his support for the impeachment.
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According to a Fox News report at the time, McConnell "told staff that the impeachment will help rid the Republican Party of Trump and his movement."
Trump devastated the GOP leader for repeating Democratic comments on the uprising and issued a statement saying McConnell was "a grumpy, grumpy, and unsmiling political hacker."
"The Republican Party can never be respected or strong again with political 'leaders' like Senator Mitch McConnell at the top," he added.
Trump slammed McConnell again during a speech in Mar-a-Lago last weekend, describing him as a "stupid son of a bitch" and a "cold loser".
McConnell and Thune didn't take the bait, however.
FOX NEWS: In a Mar-a-Lago speech last night, Trump named McConnell a "stupid son" and a "loser" for failing to do enough to defend him during the impeachment trial in February
Raise your hand if you approve of President Trump
– Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) April 11, 2021
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Is the establishment coming by?
Are McConnell's efforts to bury the feud between him and Trump a sign of an America First Unity tour heading for the 2022 and 2024 elections?
Another member of the GOP's establishment wing, Nikki Haley, appears to have flipped her criticism of Donald Trump.
After originally saying Trump could never run for federal office again because he had "fallen so far," Haley hinted that she would support him by bowing in 2024 if he chooses to run.
JUST IN: Nikki Haley says she won't run if Trump runs for president in 2024. Https://t.co/YLXEiRsiqZ pic.twitter.com/pZ6zeXoIUX
– The Hill (@thehill) April 12, 2021
"I wouldn't run if President Trump was running and I would talk to him about it," Haley told reporters.
McConnell has indicated since his January comments that he would "absolutely" support Trump in 2024 if he won the Republican Party nomination.
A poll almost immediately after the Axios-Ipsos uprising in the Capitol found that the majority of Republican voters "are on President Trump's side over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – big time".
Perhaps the polls are the real reason Haley and McConnell want to end their feud with Trump.
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