McConnell slammed the idea of Trump being a future asset to the GOP: new book
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not sold on the possibility of former President Donald Trump being a valuable, future asset to the Republican Party, a new book says.
Weeks after presidential nomination, McConnell reportedly spoke to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) where they discussed the future of their political party. Details about the conversation were relayed in the new book, "Peril," written by according to Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
"There is a clear trend moving forward. Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works," McConnell reportedly said to Graham.
According to the two authors: ""McConnell said he saw Trump as a fading brand. Retired. 'OTTB' as they say Kentucky — 'off-the-track Thoroughbred.'"
According to HuffPost, Graham, a die-hard Trump supporter and sycophant, argued otherwise. The Republican lawmaker still believes Trump remains a "dominant force" in the party. In fact, the latest report about the book comes just days after Graham's warning suggesting "the people who are trying to erase him are going to wind up getting erased."
The book also claims McConnell didn't buy Graham's assessment of the situation. In fact, he is "confident his preferred candidates could eventually outpace any ragtag network that Trump might try to assemble."
"Peril" was released on Tuesday, September 21.
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