Trump Labels McConnell ‘a Stupid Person’ for Refusing to Eliminate Filibuster

In an interview with Vanity Fair published on Monday, former President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) for defending the filibuster during his presidency, when Republicans held a slight majority in both houses of Congress.

“He’s a stupid person,” Trump said of McConnell. “I don’t think he’s smart enough.”

“I tried to convince Mitch McConnell to get rid of the filibuster, to terminate it, so that we would get everything, and he was a knucklehead and he didn’t do it,” he added.

The former president also compared McConnell unfavorably to Meade Esposito, a local Democratic party boss in Brooklyn from the 1960s through the 1980s.

“Mitch McConnell compared to Meade Esposito, it’s like a baby compared to a grownup football player with brains on top of everything else,” Trump said.

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