(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in unscripted comments during a GOP donor speech at his Mar-a-Lago home Saturday evening as he predicted that Republicans would regain control of Congress during next year’s midterm elections.
“We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party—and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,” Trump said.
“I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate—and then in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House,” he continued, notably avoiding naming himself as that potential GOP nominee.
Trump was addressing the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) donor summit at his resort in Florida.
But while the ex-president had praise for the GOP overall and predicted the party would make commanding gains in 2022, he blasted McConnell and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“If that were Schumer instead of this dumb son of a b—-, Mitch McConnell, they would never allow it to happen,” Trump reportedly said, in reference to certifying the 2020 election for his Democratic opponent.
“They would have fought it,” he continued, according to reports, referencing Democrats in general and calling the election results “bulls**t.”
Trump also reportedly said he was “disappointed” that his vice president, Mike Pence, did not send electoral votes back to states where results were either challenged by the Trump campaign or state GOP lawmakers.
“I wish that Mike Pence had the courage to send it back to the legislatures,” Trump reportedly said, according to the Washington Post. “I like him so much. I was so disappointed.”
As for Fauci, Trump reportedly said, “Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?”
He also went on to praise Govs. Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Ron DeSantis of Florida for quickly reopening their states amid the pandemic, though Noem never called for or issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
Earlier Saturday, Trump aide and spokesman Jason Miller told Newsmax he hoped that Trump would enter the 2024 race while noting that the former president is going to keep the heat on Biden.
“Obviously I’m biased to who I hope that will be, if President Trump does decide to run again,” Miller told the outlet.
“But I also think you’re going to see President Trump go after Joe Biden again and very strong terms with regard to the border, the woke corporate cancel culture.”