Trump rejects report that McConnell tried to talk him out of Biden’s inauguration

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“Since Election Day, November 3, the day I realized that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, I would never have agreed to go to Joe Biden’s inauguration. This decision was mine, and alone Mine. Old decomposed Raven, Mitch McConnell, had nothing to do with it, “Trump said in an emailed statement.

This statement comes after Politico obtained an extract from “Betrayal,” the new book by ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, which claimed that McConnell wanted Trump to be removed from the invite list at Biden’s inauguration because “he felt he couldn’t give Trump another chance to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power. ” “

Karl wrote that McConnell wanted the top four congressional leaders to tell Trump not to attend the inauguration, but minority leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGosar faces an increasing chance of being censured by the GOP’s silence in the House of Representatives, deafening after January. 6 threats of violence escalate to Cheney, signal from Kinzinger that would support censorship of Gosar MORE (R-Calif.) He rejected the plans, “arguing that it would be an important message of unity.”

Trump ultimately did not attend the event, breaking with historical precedents.

The former president in his statement on Monday also criticized Karl.

“According to third-rate reporter Jonathan Karl of ABC Fake News, McConnell unsuccessfully tried to get other people to sign a letter so that I wouldn’t go. This was nothing I ever heard of and indeed if I ever did sign it. I probably would, I covered my nose and left, “he said.

Trump also repeated his long-standing claims, again without evidence, that the election “was rigged” adding that “the facts are clear and Mitch McConnell did nothing.”

“He was probably too busy working on China deals for his wife and family!” Trump added.

The Hill reached out to Trump and McConnell for comment.

Trump and McConnell have had a contentious relationship since January, when McConnell told Trump that he would recognize Biden as president-elect, and then voiced his anger at him after the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. Trump has recently sought to amplify that dispute.

Last week he criticized McConnell for voting in favor of the bipartisan infrastructure bill along with 18 other Senate Republicans.

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