Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally got a pair entered the fray – where you been Mitch? with a brutal takedown of Barack Obama.
The battle for the future is at hand and Mitch has been derelict in his duties. Like most of Congress. Heck, the Dems in the House are still on paid vacation.
So as Obama makes moves to start campaigning for Biden – he will be on the trail a lot according to reports, it is all hands on deck for the GOP.
Mitch came out swinging last night and called Obama “classless” for breaking protocol and trashing Trump be saying he “should have kept his mouth shut.”
“I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you,” McConnell told President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, during a Trump campaign live stream.
“You had your shot, you were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bush’s set up — of not critiquing the president who comes after you — is a good tradition.”
His comments come after Obama described the Trump administration’s coronavirus response “an absolute chaotic disaster” during a private call on Friday with people who worked for him in the White House.
The critique marked a rare break in custom for Obama who has occasionally criticized Trump — such as when he ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program and in the wake of the President’s first travel ban executive order.
President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has had a years-long fixation with Obama that predates his presidential campaign and has repeatedly disparaged his predecessor with unfounded conspiracy theories.
Earlier Monday, the President was asked about one of his Mother’s Day tweets where he seemingly accused Obama of some kind of conspiracy against his administration.
“Obamagate. It’s been going on for a long time,” he claimed at the White House, without offering specifics or evidence. “It’s been going on from before I even got elected, and it’s a disgrace that it happened.”
Speaking specifically about US response to the coronavirus outbreak, Obama said in his call with members of the Obama Alumni Association that the current administration’s actions serve as a critical reminder for why strong government leadership is needed during a global crisis.