“I think the President is on to something” – McConnell says Trump is RIGHT about The Squad and socialism

In an interview on Fox Business, Mitch McConnell said that he thinks President Trump is “on to something” in his fight against The Squad:

They get into this at the very beginning of the interview.



I’ve transcribed what McConnell said:

We’ll he’s right about The Squad wanting to turn us into a socialist country. What he should have added, however, that it’s a lot broader than just the four of them. The Speaker, the Democratic leader of the Senate, and a whole lot of others including their presidential candidates have all signed up for things like the Green New Deal, which would take away your job; Medicare For All, which would take away your private health insurance. And in order to make any effort to pay for that, they’d have to go after the top 10% taxpayers in America because that’s where 70% of the revenue for the federal government comes from, so they’d slow the economy down.

So I think the president is on to something. We’re having a big debate next year about what we want America to be like. Do we really think socialism applies here at a time of great prosperity [with] 50-year-low unemployment? That’s what the election I think is going to be about.

Maria Bartiromo also asks McConnell about the attacks from Ocasio-Cortez on him, accusing him of advancing racism in not condemning Trump’s tweets.

McConnell responds by saying that everyone knows that’s nonsense and that she, along with everyone else playing the race card, needs to tone down the rhetoric. He points out that he was actually there when Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream speech” and when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and he has nothing to apologize for.

McConnell says let’s stop throwing around accusations of racism and instead talk about the real issues, which are that these Democrats want to turn America into a socialist country:

And the issues are…where they want to take America. They want to take America in to a socialist country. I think it’s important to remember that you don’t have to have a military coup to have a socialist country. Most countries have voted it in. Remember Margaret Thatcher said that the problem with socialism is that pretty soon you’ll run out of other people’s money. You know, they’re giving away free this, free that, free that – who do you think is going to pay for that? All the rest of the productive parts of society.

So I think the president is on to something here. We’re going to have a big choice next year about the direction this country ought to take.

McConnell is exactly right about this and I’m glad he’s defending Trump in this battle instead of trying to undercut him.

That sums up about the first three minutes of the interview. Watch the interview above to see more…

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32 thoughts on ““I think the President is on to something” – McConnell says Trump is RIGHT about The Squad and socialism

  1. We’re having a big debate next year about what we want America to be like.

    We were supposed to have that conversation in 2016. Instead, we allowed ourselves to be manipulated again into the game of Aristocrat vs Aristocrat: Lesser of Two Evils.

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    I am always surprised when I agree with Mitch McConnell about anything. And lately I’ve agreed with him more than all the rest of the time he’s been in office – that I can remember. It’s a strange feeling and makes me twitchy between my shoulders. But if I am honest I have to give the old devil his due.

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  3. “He’s on to something.”
    Trump has been in office for a short time and he sees it. You have been roaming those halls since 1985 (?) and you didn’t see it?
    Sounds like to me you just stuck your pointing digit in your mouth, then stuck it in the wind. The wind was blowing in Trump’s direction.

    I don’t trust this guy.

  4. I think that is the longest interview I’ve ever seen with him. He needs to speak out more about the Dems and their reindeer games.

  5. a socialist … anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, anti-Wiccan, anti-“white,” anti-“black,” anti-western, anti-American, anti-European, anti-Asian, anti-African, amoral, unprotected, undefended, lawless, totalitarian country

  6. Socialism and prosperity are polar opposites. Personally I think we’re on a train on it’s way to a massive train wreck and Republicans don’t do anything to try to stop it. Democrats are driving the train.

  7. Republicans can make the case against socialism but too many things are set on cruise control to bring it. Our schools including colleges, all the major social networking, the MSM, and the DNC are all pushing forward to a socialist nation that will die and become like Venezuela.

  8. If it wasn’t for Trump, The Republicans would be rolling over and submitting to the Dems like they always do.

  9. Dear Mitch,

    Suck it. Now you want to support the President because you need someone with ‘nads going up against the meanies, yet you wouldn’t get behind him after winning the primary for 2016 with your broken @$$ party that runs off broken @$$ philosophies, principles, and planning. Additionally, you aided in losing control of the House during the process. You’re a real piece of work, Mitch, and a perfect example as to why there needs to be term limits put in place.

    The sad thing is, Mitch, you would sell the President’s @$$ down the river tomorrow if you had the opportunity.

    — FedUp

  10. I may not agree with everything Trump says and does but I like that he fights and if he is attacked he fights back hard. Some of our timid republicans could learn that from him. There was no reason when republicans had all three branches of government they didn’t defund Planned Parenthood (even after PP scandal of selling baby parts). It was obvious to me the democrats were more willing to fight for Planned Parenthood for their liberal base than republicans were to defund it for their conservative base. From what I have read Trump has done some things on his own to take away funding for Planned Parenthood and good for him. Ryan and McConnell should have sent Trump over a budget bill that defunded PP. Instead I remember Pelosi gloating about Ryan giving away the farm in budget negotiations.

  11. What a load of crock. McConnell has the nerve to blame democrats, when he himself has helped democrats get what they want and blocked legislation favored by conservatives? After Trump was elected, Mitch and Republican party had it all. I’m not fooled. Mitch is up for reelection in 2020 and this is a perfect example of saying what you want to hear, until reelected.

    1. Good link. PJ Media did a piece back in April about Mitch telling 2020 candidates to run independent of Trump and instead focus on “how they’ve helped focus on their states”.https://pjmedia.com/trending/why-is-mitch-mcconnell-telling-2020-gop-candidates-to-run-independent-of-trump/ This budget deal will probably score some tax payer money sent to these Senators states. Another good piece from Redstate. https://www.redstate.com/joesquire/2018/03/19/mcconnell-chao-corrupt-clintons/

  12. Mitch talks a good game……….and that’s about it. Will however give him some kudos on judges. He’s done a good job getting them confirmed.

    1. He has also consistently refuted the “Trump is a racist” crap from the left. There are a lot of other in the Senate, and the House for that matter, who don’t.

      I don’t like him but sometimes I do like what he does.

      And the judges is something that will echo down for years. It’s really important and I am so grateful that someone like Mitch who knows all the ins and outs of the Senate is working on it.

  13. I like how the play button is on Mitch’s eye. Makes him look like a pirate and a scurvy sea turtle.

  14. Sorry Mitch. The dims have found a spending bill they wouldn’t support… the bill to build the wall!

  15. I am not a McConnell fan, don’t trust him, but he stated this perfectly and I hope it resonates with voters in 2020.

    1. Ole Mitch is one thing, and one thing only: A Well Oiled Weather vane.

      He can tell which way the wind is blowing, and it’s blowing in Trump’s favor. So old Cocaine Mitch is gonna do a few lines, hoist his sails, and catch a lift on Trump’s tradewinds.

    2. I just wish he governed the way he talks. He usually says all the right words, but fails to deliver on them.

    3. Exactly. Praise where it’s appropriate and condemn where that should happen. Mitch McConnel is an old Senate dog and his knowledge is what is getting the judges that we will be glad of for at least a generation.

  16. Great McConnel, how about getting Democrats on board with a resolution condemning remarks against our border patrol agents?

  17. I agree with Mitch’s suggestion of going into another line of work. I think he was just teasing though.

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