‘There is an alternative’: Trump backs Rick Scott as a ‘much better’ GOP Senate leader than McConnell

As corporate media spun the narrative of election night to best suit the establishment, former President Donald Trump’s endorsements told a different tale with the biggest one gunning for Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) job.

(Video: BlazeTV)

The final results of the 2022 midterm election have yet to be decided and, as votes are counted, Republicans remain favored to take control of Congress, albeit with a smaller advantage than originally anticipated. Ahead of a currently unscheduled vote to decide the Senate Majority Leader should that play out, Trump voiced his preference for Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).

With Trump calling in to BlazeTV’s live election coverage Tuesday night, host Glenn Beck spoke candidly with the former president and asked, “So will you endorse Rick Scott to replace him in the coming days?”

“Well, I think Rick is very good,” Trump expressed. “I think he’s highly underrated; smart guy; works hard; tirelessly. He was a great governor of Florida. He did a great job and he’s a very good senator. And it’s a little tough because, you know, McConnell gives everybody their 20 million dollars.”

Despite the former president’s assertion of the power and control that McConnell wields, Beck contended the same of Trump and said, “I think if you got behind it and the American people understood what was at stake and that there is an alternative, I think the pressure being put on by the American people could change things.”

Posts made by Trump on his platform Truth Social went on to support the host’s argument as the president claimed a winning record of 174 to 9 for endorsements on the night and called it, “A GREAT EVENING, and the Fake News Media, together with their partner in crime, the Democrats, are doing everything possible to play it down. Amazing job by some really fantastic candidates!”

Trump also pointed to two significant losses in Senate races in Colorado and New Hampshire which he attributed to straying from the MAGA brand.

“Don Bolduc,” whom Trump had endorsed in New Hampshire, “was a very nice guy, but he lost tonight when he disavowed, after his big primary win, his longstanding stance on Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Had he stayed strong and true, he would have won, easily,” the president claimed. “Lessons learned!!!”

Additionally, Trump decried the loss of O’Dea in Colorado whom McConnell had backed. “Joe O’Dea lost BIG! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”

Of the senator, the former president slammed his allegiances to Beck and said, “Well, I think he’s got a lot of pressure. His wife is a big person for Chinese investment and his family and him, and China. I don’t think that’s appropriate. No, I think Rick Scott would be much better than McConnell.”

“I know McConnell well, I guess probably better than most, and his wife, I call her ‘Coco Chao’…” Trump said of his former Transportation Secretary. “…No, I’m not a fan of McConnell and I am a fan of Rick Scott. And you have others in there that would be very good.”

Others shared in the sentiment with many concluding that anybody would be preferable to McConnell at this point.


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