McConnell Says He'd Back Trump in 2024

Headline Roundup February 26th, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he'd "absolutely" support Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's 2024 presidential nominee. The comments came in an interview with Fox News. McConnell said "there's a lot to happen between now and '24," and also mentioned that he knows of at least four people who are considering running.

McConnell's remarks made headlines throughout the spectrum. Many compared his recent comments to his criticism of Trump's role in the Capitol breach on Jan. 6, while noting that he did not vote to convict the president of inciting insurrection. Some coverage, particularly from left-rated outlets, framed the news as a sign of Trump's continued influence over the GOP.

McConnell Says He'd Back Trump in 2024

From the Center
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who just weeks ago excoriated former President Trump on the Senate floor, blaming him for the riot at the Capitol, on Thursday said he would back Trump if he wins the party's 2024 presidential nomination.

"There's a lot to happen between now and '24. I've got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president. ... Should be a wide open race," McConnell said during an interview with Fox News's Bret Baier.

Asked if he would support Trump if he...

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From the Right
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party's presidential nominee again in 2024, he would "absolutely" throw his support behind the former president.

But, he says, a lot could happen between now then.

During an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, the anchor asked McConnell if he believed Trump would be the GOP nominee during the next president election as some have predicted.

"Well, there's a lot to happen between now and '24," the GOP leader responded, revealing, "I've got...

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From the Left
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In a breathtaking turnabout, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday on Fox News that he would “absolutely” back Donald Trump for president in 2024 if he becomes the Republican Party’s nominee.

The startling support came less than two weeks after McConnell’s angry slam of the former president as “practically and morally responsible” for inciting last month’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. “There’s no question,” McConnell said. “The people that stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.” He called Trump’s...

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