McConnell Drags His Wife Into Fight With Trump

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(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed former President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of” the United States. He further pointed out that in 2016, Trump had appointed McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, a Taiwanese American, as the Secretary of Transportation.

When asked about Trump’s recent remarks, which many have compared to the remarks made by the Nazis during World War II, McConnell noted that these comments were hypocritical. As he pointed out, Trump did not appear to be bothered by immigration when he selected Chao as the Transportation Secretary.

Before Chao’s appointment in the Trump administration, she had served as Secretary of Labor in former President George W. Bush’s Cabinet. She was also the first Asian-Pacific woman to have served in a presidential Cabinet.

McConnell, who this year has tended to avoid making any comments about the remarks made by the former president, has noted that he would be staying out of the GOP presidential primary politics. However, these most recent remarks by Trump about immigrants being poison to the blood of the nation have led to many members of the country opposing the former President.

Previously, Trump had spoken using derogatory language against Chao and had called her “CoCo Chow.”

Chao and McConnell have been married for three decades. Previously, former Trump administration official Marc Short had slammed Trump over his 2022 Truth Social post where he attacked Chao, pointing out that it was “obviously wrong” for the former President to be calling her racial slurs.

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