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Trump won’t ‘endorse anyone foolish enough to vote’ for Dem infrastructure bill

In this AFP file photo former US President Donald Trump speaks during an event announcing the Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Task Force in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 17, 2020.



Former US President Donald Trump is targeting the GOP leadership in the Senate, rejecting his support of any Republicans backing an infrastructure bill in Congress in line with the administration of President Joe Biden.

“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is a disgrace,” said the billionaire businessman, cautioning Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. “If Mitch McConnell was smart, which we’ve seen no evidence of, he would use the debt ceiling card to negotiate a good infrastructure package.”

The former president, who has been active campaigning for congressional candidates running in 2022, denied his support for the allies outright, in case they back the Biden agenda, which has gained a tenuous bipartisan support.

Trump is hoping to stall what could look like a bipartisan success by the Biden administration until the 2022 midterms, when the Republicans could potentially shift the balance of power in Congress.

“It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal,” Trump said.

The real estate tycoon, who remains the most powerful GOP figure despite his loss to Biden in 2020, further suggested that the GOP lawmakers did not even read the bulky infrastructure proposal, elaborated in 2700 pages.

“They would have needed to take speed reading courses.,” said the former president. “It is a gift to the Democrat Party, compliments of Mitch McConnell and some RINOs [Republicans in name only], who have no idea what they are doing.”

Trump appeared to be preventing potential flips after McConnell and other Republican lawmakers said they would not vote in favor of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, unless “amendments” are made.

“Infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024,” Trump said.

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