By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defied the so-called ‘mainstream media’ on Thursday by not only supporting tweeted comments POTUS Donald Trump directed at a group of far-Left Democratic lawmakers known as “The Squad,” but he added that the president could have, and should have, gone even farther.
During an appearance Thursday morning on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” McConnell was asked for his reaction to Trump’s comments during his rally the previous night in North Carolina, the Western Journal reported.
“Let ’em leave. … They’re always telling us how to run it, how to do this, how to do that. You know what? If they don’t love it, tell ’em to leave it,” Trump said, according to Fox News, referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
The president was doubling and tripling down on comments he made last week in which he said the four lawmakers who seem to have problems with everything about America should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.”
FBN host Maria Bartiromo asked McConnell to comment on the president’s remarks.
“Well look, he’s right about ‘the squad’ wanting to turn us into a socialist country,” McConnell — whose wife, Elaine Chao, is Trump’s Transportation secretary — said.
But that wasn’t far enough, the Senate Majority Leader noted further.
“What he should have added however is it’s a lot broader than just the four of them,” McConnell added. “You know, the speaker, the Democratic leader of the Senate and a whole lot of others, including the presidential candidates have all signed up for things like the Green New Deal which would take away your job, Medicare for All, which would take away your private health insurance.”
“And in order to make any effort to pay for that,” he said, “they would have to go after the top 10 percent of taxpayers in America because that’s where 70 percent of the revenue for the federal government comes from, so they’d slow the economy down.”
McConnell then predicted that the Democrat trend towards socialism will come back to haunt the party next year during the elections.
“So I think the president’s on to something, we’re having a big debate now and next year about what we want America to be like,” he said. “Do we really think socialism applies here at a time of great prosperity, 50-year-low unemployment? That’s what the election, I think is going to be about.”
McConnell also directly addressed Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks this week claiming he’s “complicit in advancing racism.”
“Well, look, I think it’s time to lower the rhetoric related to that subject all across America,” McConnell said. “Everyone knows that’s nonsense. You may not know this, your viewers may not know this, but I was there when Martin Luther King gave that ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.”
“I’ve got nothing to apologize on this front. We ought to tone the rhetoric down across the country using — throwing around words like racism, you know, kind of routinely applying it to almost everything.”
The non-Fox mainstream media have all come out in support of The Squad, repeating their accusations that POTUS Trump (and by default all Republicans and their supporters) are racist bigots simply because a) they are women; b) they are female minorities; and c) he dared to criticize them — something, apparently, that isn’t supposed to happen.
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