People shouldn’t expect to see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continue to publicly spar with ex-President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.
McConnell is reportedly going to let Trump have the final word in their brief spat, which saw the former president issue a lengthy screed on Tuesday calling him a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and claiming Republican senators “will not win again” if they remain allied with McConnell.
The GOP leader’s associates told the Post that he doesn’t plan to speak to Trump ever again after their last conversation on December 14, nor does he have interest in continuing their feud.
Josh Holmes, McConnell’s former chief of staff, told the Post that he would be “very surprised” if McConnell “ever says the words Donald Trump again.”
Trump had attacked McConnell on Tuesday in retaliation to the GOP leader’s public condemnation of the ex-president’s incitement of the violent siege of the Capitol in January.