Donald Trump Jr. also took a swipe at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after the former president said he wasn’t sure he would be able to work with the Kentucky Republican if he is re-elected later this year.
Trump Jr. was campaigning for his father on Friday in South Carolina, a day before the state’s Republican primary, where the former president is nearly 30 points ahead of his last Republican rival, the former U.N. ambassador and governor. from South Carolina, Nikki Haley.
At Trump’s South Carolina campaign headquarters in North Charleston, the former first-born criticized Republicans willing to fund Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.
“I called Mitch the Glitch,” said Trump Jr. ‘Can we find someone who doesn’t freeze? It’s like Windows 92. Buffering, buffering, buffering.
He later told DailyMail.com in a group that he had someone in mind to replace McConnell.
Donald Trump Jr. also took a swipe at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell while campaigning for his father in South Carolina on Friday, after the former president said he may not be able to work with the Republican. of Kentucky if he is re-elected later this year.
‘Can we find someone who doesn’t freeze? “It’s like Windows 92. Buffering, buffering, buffering,” Donald Trump Jr. said, referring to the strange McConnell freezing incidents (pictured) that occurred twice last year.
“I think in the Senate right now, I mean, I think there are guys like JD Vance, people who are really willing to call out the club. I think that’s very important,” Trump Jr. said.
Vance, 39, was elected to the Senate in 2022, one of the few Trump-backed Republicans who won their elections in what was otherwise a disappointing result for the party.
McConnell, 82, has had some health problems in recent years, including two strange incidents of frostbite.
“It’s funny and I try to do some of this with humor because it makes the point,” Trump Jr. said after using McConnell’s nickname with the crowd. “That guy, like Joe Biden, will come out and tell us that Ukraine is the number one priority for Republicans across the country.”
Trump made a similar remark after Senate Republicans approved a $118 billion package to bolster border protection while also funding aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.
“This bill is a huge gift to Democrats and a death wish for the Republican Party,” Trump posted on Truth Social before it was rejected by the GOP-led House.
Then on Tuesday, which was McConnell’s birthday, Trump he said at a Fox News town hall in South Carolina that he probably wouldn’t be able to work with McConnel if he won in November.
“He’ll probably end up supporting me. “I don’t know if I can work with him,” the former president said. ‘He gave billions of dollars that he didn’t have to, billions of dollars. He made it very easy for the Democrats.’
While Trump Jr. had an easy answer for a McConnell replacement, he was more coy when asked by reporters who he would like to see as his father’s running mate.
‘There would be a couple I would love to see, just for the vice presidential debate, right? “I would love to see Tucker Carlson take on Kamala,” Trump Jr. said.
He added “Tim is a good friend of mine” when a reporter asked him about South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who despite being initially appointed to the Senate by Haley endorsed Trump before last month’s New Hampshire primary. .
“There are a lot of people I hate as a vice presidential candidate,” Trump Jr. said when asked by DailyMail.com to name names. ‘Like the vast majority of Washington, DC’
He then gave himself credit for being the first to be “very vocal” about how bad Haley would be as a vice.
“His team would be hand-picked by the swamp to (there’s a better word) but twist every decision, leak everything, make everything impossible, so it’s not necessary,” Trump Jr. said. “So I kind of got ahead of the trend “.
“Because everyone hates Nikki Haley on our side of this,” he added.