Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support Donald Trump if he’s the 2024 GOP nominee for president.
The Kentucky Republican said he will support any Republican who wins the nomination, even if that’s Mr. Trump.
“The nominee of the party? Absolutely,” McConnell said on Fox News when asked if he would support Mr. Trump if he became the nominee.
“Well there’s a lot to happen between now and ’24,” McConnell said. “I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning to run for president plus some governors and others; There’s no incumbent, a wide-open race and should be fun for you all to cover.”
Bret Baier: If the President (Trump) was the party's nominee, would you support him?
McConnell: The nominee of the party? Absolutely. pic.twitter.com/CeH8gM2ObV
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Just two weeks ago during Trump’s impeachment trial, McConnell criticized the former president after voting to acquit him on “incitement to insurrection” charges.
“There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it,” McConnell said at the time. “The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.”
Trump in turn called McConnell a “political hack” who “doesn’t have what it takes” to lead the party.