Ex-White House aide condemns Trump for attacking McConnell, Chao
Former White House aide Alyssa Farah Griffin condemned former President Trump for a social media post attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.- Ky) and insulting his wife, Elaine Chao.
Driving the news: In a Truth Social post on Friday, Trump said McConnell has a "death wish" because he supported "Democrat sponsored Bills."
- The former president did not mention a specific piece of legislation in his post that McConnell is supporting.
- Trump also called McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, the "China loving wife, Coco Chow."
- Chao was born in Taiwan and served in Trump's Cabinet as the secretary of Transportation. She resigned after the Jan. 6 riots.
- McConnell's office did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
What she's saying: "This isn’t some crazy person on the internet, this is the GOP front-runner for President if the Party doesn’t wake up & demand better," Farah Griffin tweeted.
- "He’s not even trying to hide the racism at this point. Just despicable."
The big picture: McConnell's chances of becoming Senate majority leader again depend on Trump-supported candidates winning their midterm battles.
- Candidates in key states — such as Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania — will need to win their elections in order for Republicans to gain control of the Senate again.
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