Former President Donald Trump went on the offensive on Saturday night, giving a speech that, according to Fox News, frequently went off-script.
Trump’s speech was part of a Republican National Committee (RNC) donor gathering that took place at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Among Trump’s targets were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Vice President Mike Pence, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Biden administration’s chief medical adviser.
“Dumb son of a b****”
Probably the target that got the worst of Trump’s fury on Saturday night was McConnell. At one point during Trump’s speech, Trump referred to McConnell as a “dumb son of a b****” for not fighting the January 6th congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
“If that were [Senate Majority Leader Charles] Schumer [D-NY] instead of this dumb son of a b—-, Mitch McConnell, they would never allow it to happen,” Trump said. “They would have fought it.”
Trump had far less harsh words for Pence. Instead, Trump merely said that he was “disappointed” in Pence, again, for not fighting the certification.
“I wish that Mike Pence had the courage to send it back to the legislatures,” Trump said. “I like him so much. I was so disappointed.”
And, when it comes to Fauci, Trump asked, “Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?”
Trump noted how Fauci has contradicted himself on whether mask-wearing is a useful way to combat the coronavirus, at one point, towards the beginning of the pandemic, opining that mask-wearing could even be harmful, while more recently saying that wearing several masks could be better than wearing one.
On a more positive note, Trump said that he is committed to helping Republicans win back Congress during the 2022 midterm elections.
“I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate,” Trump said.
Trump, during his speech, did not reveal whether he intends to run again for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
He did, however, assure donors that a Republican will win back the presidency in 2024.