Donald Trump pauses during a campaign event September 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:18 PM PT – Saturday, November 13, 2021
President Trump doubled down on his criticism of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), stressing his vote on infrastructure helps Democrats in future elections. In a statement released on Saturday, the 45th president lamented McConnell gave Democrats a win as they were “falling off a cliff.”
McConnell was one of 19 Republican senators who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, along with 13 GOP representatives. President Trump said he believes this will hurt those senators’ chances of reelection, adding the bill is sometimes referred to as the “Elect Democrats in 2022 and 24 Act.”
Meanwhile, the White House has planned a ceremony for the signing of the $1 trillion bill on Monday. However, Trump noted McConnell would be skipping the signing ceremony for the bill.
“Mitch McConnell has stated that he will not go to the signing of the “non-infrastructure” bill,” said the 45th president in his statement.