What Did Mitch McConnell Really Think About Donald Trump's 2020 Loss?

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Former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell aren't best buddies. Trump has slammed the Kentucky Republican Senator over the years, but newly reported comments made by the Republican leader about the 2020 election are raising eyebrows. Business Insider got an early copy of "Peril," the new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, which included new information about McConnell's true feelings on Trump's 2020 general election loss.

No one could blame McConnell for not feeling a lot of love for the former president. In February 2021, Trump called the Republican Party leader a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack," per Forbes. In April 2021, sources told Fox News that Trump called McConnell a "dumb son of a b***h" at a major Republican National Committee gathering at Mar-A-Lago. After voting not to impeach Trump for events surrounding the January 6 insurrection, McConnell said that Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the attack, per Forbes.

To find out what McConnell really thinks about Trump's 2020 loss, and more juicy tidbits from "Peril," keep reading. 

Mitch McConnell apparently was not surprised by Trump's 2020 loss

Mitch McConnell was not surprised that Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. New comments by McConnell in the upcoming book "Peril" are making headlines. In the book, McConnell said there were "many Maalox moments" during Trump's presidency, per Business Insider.

The Maalox comment from McConnell was a nod to the stress-induced heartburn caused by Trump during his four years in office. Even though Trump and McConnell worked together to govern as Republicans, the former president could be unpredictable, tanking legislation or new candidates suddenly.

In "Peril," the scope of Trump's post-election chaos is reported. Readers learn that McConnell had to create a "back channel" to communicate with President-elect Biden through Senator Chris Coons of Delaware. McConnell and other senior GOP leaders were "in a delicate situation," after the election and could not publicly support Biden, fearing it would make Trump "even more irrational." Yikes! From the previews, it appears Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's "Peril," is going to be a juicy (and scary) book.