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Trump wants to see McConnell ousted from Senate



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Former President Donald Trump suggested that the next step for the Republican party should be to remove Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) from the Senate after failing to keep the party unified and losing two Senate seats in Georgia, he said in an interview with me on the The Sara Carter Show podcast.

He said the best way to get the Republican Party back on track and possibly unified is to remove the old establishment leadership, like McConnell, who Trump said, is responsible for the loss of two Senate seats in Georgia and failing to unify the party.

“You start it off by getting somebody to replace Mitch McConnell in the Senate,” said Trump, referring to how the GOP could reinvigorate the party. “You get somebody with a voice that that is a modern day voice that understands what the party is all about, because Mitch doesn’t know right now.”

Following Jan. 6th, McConnell pinned the Capitol riots on Trump. “The mob was fed lies,” he said on the senate floor days following. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” After McConnell’s floor speech, Trump reportedly called the then majority leader a “dumb son of a b—” and a “stone cold loser.”

President Trump, however, did not call or incite violence.

He said told me that there are “some leadership in the Republican Party that doesn’t do a good job.” He said it’s partially McConnell’s failure.

“McConnell should have never lost those two seats in Georgia,” he said. “He lost them pure and simple. And there’s sort of never allowed that to happen ever. But they were angry from the presidential you know, fairness to the Republican voters.”

He said during the 2020 election the Republican voters in Georgia were angry at Governor Brian Kemp “because he hasn’t done the job…on the election stuff, what he’s done has been so bad, but they’re angry at Georgia, they were so in all fairness.”

“When you when you go and you take a look at what’s happened in many, many states, it could have been stopped so easily,” said Trump. “And the Republicans just need a philosophy” to back MAGA but he said instead, “they get away from America first.”

“They get away from who we really are and who the Republicans want to be,” he said. “They’ve gotten away from it. And you take a look at some of the as an example.”

Trump told me that he will work to back Republican candidates that he believes will put the nation and the American people first. He added that those he has backed have won, 100 percent of the time.

On Wednesday, the Save America PAC announced that Trump will hold a major rally in Wellington, Ohio on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 7:00PM EDT. This will mark “Trump’s first of many appearances in support of candidates and causes that further the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of President Trump’s administration. The rally is to support Max Miller, who President Trump has endorsed for election in Ohio’s 16th Congressional District.”

Jenny Goldsberry contributed to this report. You can follow her on her Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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The Looming National Debt Crisis: The Uncomfortable Truth No One Wants to Discuss



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As Republican candidates gather for a debate, the skeleton in the closet remains the ballooning national debt, a subject that’s largely been relegated to the shadows of political discourse.

While the candidates may briefly touch upon the issue and offer surface-level solutions, the uncomfortable truth is that addressing the national debt’s growing burden would require difficult, unpopular choices. Candidates find themselves in a precarious position, tasked with both solving the problem and securing votes, all within the constraints of a 90-second debate response.

Since surpassing the $33 trillion debt threshold, the United States has been accruing over $800 million in new debt every hour, adding more than $2 billion daily in interest payments. The most recent debt ceiling bill has suspended any cap on this debt until January 2025, casting a long shadow over the nation’s future freedom and prosperity.

Democrats have occasionally pointed to the “Trump Tax Cuts” as a driver of the deficit. However, the tax cuts did stimulate economic growth and resulted in record-high Treasury revenues, albeit without corresponding spending cuts.

One feasible solution begins with fixing the federal budget process, though it is by no means an easy task. Nonetheless, it would substantially rein in Congress’s control over the spending pie chart. A recent Heritage study revealed that only 10 percent of the $7.5 trillion in COVID-related spending actually went to healthcare. The remaining 90 percent, charged as overhead and other expenses, underscores the need for significant reform.

According to reports from Fox News, while the discretionary budget, including debt interest payments and defense spending, constitutes less than 25 percent of overall expenditures and continues to shrink, the true driver of federal deficits lies in mandatory, programmatic spending. These are expenditures Congress does not address annually but continues unabated.

Furthermore, they encompass popular transfer programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, student loans, and healthcare initiatives like Obamacare, among countless others. Altering these programs involves a political third rail, a risk few presidential candidates are willing to take.

Mandatory, programmatic expenditures are perpetual and don’t undergo annual scrutiny or adjustment. There is virtually no constituency for tackling these fundamental issues, despite their role as the primary drivers of the nation’s fiscal challenges.

Many citizens believe that trimming discretionary spending, such as congressional salaries or foreign aid, or rooting out “waste, fraud, and abuse,” can resolve the debt problem. While these are valid concerns, the real target for reform should be mandatory, programmatic spending to ensure the sustainability of essential programs.

The Republican candidates vying for the nomination face a daunting question: Who among them possesses the courage and leadership to make the unpopular decisions necessary to restore fiscal responsibility to the nation’s future?

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats seem unlikely to embrace responsible spending as part of their agenda, leaving the issue largely unaddressed in their political DNA.

In a political landscape dominated by divisive issues and partisan debates, the national debt looms as the silent crisis that few are willing to confront.

The path to fiscal responsibility requires acknowledging the harsh reality that popular programs must also be on the table for reform. Only then can America hope to secure a stable financial future for its citizens.

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