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Mitch McConnell was asked about Trump and 2022. His answer is hilarious. | CNN Politics

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: US President Donald Trump (L) talks to the press as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) looks on after the Republican luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

This exchange -- between Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday -- is amazing:

So, when directly questioned about whether he wants Donald Trump to campaign for Senate Republican candidates in next year’s midterm election, McConnell absolutely said “well, he has his own agenda!” Which, just in case you need me to translate that political-speak, means “no, never, not in a million years” – or something along those lines.

A look at McConnell’s full answer explains why he doesn’t want Trump kicking around these key Senate races.

McConnell (and his fellow Senate and House Republicans) can’t make the 2022 midterms a pure referendum on President Joe Biden’s first two years in office if Trump is out in the states talking about how he really won the 2020 election and how GOPers need to help him overturn the results.

For example, Trump has already made clear he plans to campaign against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski next year – as punishment for her insufficient loyalty to him while in office.

McConnell may want Trump to stay out of Senate races – and let the, er, experts handle things.

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