- Donald Trump said Senator Mitch McConnell has a “death wish” to support “Democrat-sponsored bills.”
- He also insulted McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, referring to her as the “China loving wife, Coco Chow.”
- McConnell recently expressed support for changing the way Congress counts electoral votes.
In the latest salvo from the ongoing feud between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, the former president issued what appeared to be a death threat against the Kentucky senator on Friday.
After criticizing McConnell for approving “trillions of dollars worth of Democrat-sponsored bills,” Trump wrote on Truth Social that he believes the Senate Minority Leader is doing it either to defy him “because he hates Donald J. Trump “, or because he “believes in the fake and very destructive Green New Deal.”
“In any event, either reason is unacceptable,” Trump wrote. “He has a DEATH WISH.”
The former president went on to insult McConnell’s wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao: “Must immediately seek help and advice from his Chinese loving wife, Coco Chow!”
Trump did not specify which bill he criticized McConnell for approving, and it is unclear why he suggested the senator support the Green New Deal, even though the bill died in 2019 when McConnell led the Senate.
A spokesman for Trump and McConnell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
On Tuesday, McConnell voiced support for the bipartisan bill to reform the vote count law in light of the Jan. 6, 2021, unrest and attempts to overturn the 2020 vote. The bill changes the way Congress counts electoral votes and would make it more difficult to challenge state-certified election results.
“I will proudly support the legislation, provided nothing but technical changes are made in its current form,” McConnell said in floor remarks Tuesday. “The chaos that came to a head on January 6 last year certainly underscored the need for an update.”