Trump tweets about Amy McGrath entering Senate race to oust McConnell
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night, weighing in on Amy McGrath’s decision to enter the 2020 Senate race against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Trump claimed that Democrats are “coming after our great Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell, with someone who compared my election to September 11th … .”
He implied that McGrath wasn’t qualified to take McConnell’s position.
“… Why would Kentucky ever think of giving up the most powerful position in Congress, the Senate Majority Leader, for a freshman senator with little power in what will hopefully be the minority party,” Trump tweeted.
His remarks come after a day filled with them from all sides over McGrath’s entry into the race against McConnell for his Senate seat. The former Marine announced she was running Tuesday morning.
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Later in the day, McGrath came to the defense of Trump, saying that McConnell has stopped the president from getting things done in Washington.
“And you know what? Who stops them along the way? Who stops the president from doing these things? Mitch McConnell,” she continued on MSNBC. “And I think that that’s very important, and that’s going to be my message — the things that Kentuckians voted for Trump for are not being done. He’s not able to get it done because of Senator McConnell.”