Did Donald Trump Just Openly Blast These Republican Lawmakers?

Donald Trump might have lost his bid for a second term at the White House, but he still remains a divisive figure in the political sphere. Case in point: Even though Trump got banned from most social media platforms across the board, his statements about the country's current affairs still echo loud enough to make headlines. And although there has been a lot of speculation about whether Trump will run for president in 2024, he told Fox News that an announcement will most likely come after the midterm elections. He added, "It doesn't mean I will. It's probably appropriate, but a lot of people are waiting for that decision to be made."

With that said, Trump is definitely making his thoughts clear about the activity in Washington, D.C. along with what he thinks about the 13 congressional Republicans who threw their support for President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill, which passed in November after much drama and debate. 

Donald Trump reportedly made his displeasure known

Donald Trump might not have a place or a seat at the congressional table, or even a Twitter account to talk about it, but he certainly has a lot to say. Fox News reported that while at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner on November 8, Trump supposedly went off on the 13 congressional Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill backed by President Joe Biden. New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, who voted in favor of the bill and was also at the dinner, must have felt the ground beneath her shake when Trump spoke. New York Post reporter Julie Grace Brufke tweeted, "Per a source at the NRCC dinner with Trump last evening: 'He railed on 13 Rs who voted for infrastructure with Nicole Malliotakis there. She was visibly shaken by it.'" Brufke also noted how the source shared it was a lengthy speech, and "Trump was friendly with McCarthy." 

The reported rant isn't so surprising, as Trump is big on loyalty. And according to some people, he shows it in return. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Politico in 2018, "I think Trump actually is loyal to a very wide range of people, and I suspect he learned it from his father." 

In other words, Trump wants to know what side Republicans are on, even when he's not included in the plot.