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McConnell Mocks Trump

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

McConnell is making a joke of Trump’s criticism.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hosted his annual Kentucky Derby week luncheon during which he notably gave attendees a bottle of bourbon. This year the brand selected was Old Crow, a clear nod to the nickname Trump has given the leader according to the Louisville Courier-Journal report.

In February, McConnell also jokingly spoke about Trump referring to him as the “Old Crow.” In fact, he had told the Washington Examiner that “It’s my favorite bourbon.”

McConnell also referred to a Kentucky lawmaker from the mid-1800s saying, “Aren’t we using Old Crow as my moniker now? It was Henry Clay’s favorite bourbon.” 

Trump has often attacked McConnell who had congratulated President Biden on his win after the 2020 election. Trump however has long alleged that the election was won by voter fraud in many of the battleground states. McConnell’s comments about Trump having “provoked” the demonstrators who marched onto the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, have also worsened the relationship between the two men.

McConnell however has said that should Trump make another bid for the presidency and be chosen as the 2024 GOP presidential nominee he would support him. This statement given to Axios echoes what he had said in 2021. 

The Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Trump will also be in Churchill Downs on Saturday for a fundraiser for his MAGA Again! PAC.

“I am so proud to call Kentucky home and bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to our Nation’s Capitol,” McConnell said in a statement. “This event unites everyone from across my home state and puts the best of the Commonwealth on display under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.”

Old Crow, which is produced by Beam Suntory, dates back to the 1800s. On their website, it says, “Through the years, you’d find a glass of this bourbon at the tables of United States presidents like Ulysses S. Grant and on the desks of renowned American writers like Mark Twain.” 

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