Trump tells DailyMail.com he wishes rival Mitch McConnell “well” after his fall at DC Waldorf Astoria and hopes he comes back “strong” — even though he “disagrees with almost everything he does”
- Former President Trump made his first remarks after McConnell’s fall
- He said he certainly wishes he would get better despite disagreements
- Trump publishes correspondence in new book Letters to Trump
Former President Donald Trump expresses his best wishes for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who fell and hit his head Wednesday night at the Waldorf Astoria — the renamed former Trump hotel in Washington D.C.
Trump commented on McConnell, with whom he has repeatedly clashed since Jan. 6 and with whom he has not spoken in hearings, shortly after it became known that the powerful Republican leader suffered a concussion from his fall.
Trump was initially coy when asked about the man who has become a political nemesis. ‘No, I don’t know about it. I’ve heard about it from several people, but I don’t know. I don’t know the seriousness of it at all,” he said during a phone call with a handful of reporters to discuss his new book. Letters to Trump.
Asked for an explanation, he replied, “Well, I don’t disagree with almost anything he does, but I sure wish he would get better.” I want him to be okay. I want him to be okay. And then go back and be strong.’
“I don’t agree with almost everything he does, but I sure would like him to get better,” Trump, former President Donald Trump, said of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who fell to the former Trump administration. hotel
Trump continued, “It sounds like he’s fallen pretty bad. And it sounds like he’s fallen quite a bit. And I hope he’s okay. I hope he gets better soon. I wish him the best. Sounds like it took quite a fall. I hope he’s okay. I hope he gets better soon. I wish him well.’
McConnell denounced Trump as responsible for the post-January 6 U.S. Capitol uprising. Trump has in the past attacked McConnell online as “cocaine Mitch” and labeled his wife, former Trump cabinet member Elaine Chao, as “coco chow.”
In a fiery speech last week, Trump derided McConnell as a “China-loving politician,” during remarks in which he told conservative activists, “I am your retaliation.”
“Leader McConnell tripped while dining on Wednesday evening and has been admitted to hospital and is being treated for a concussion,” his communications director David Popp said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (pictured Tuesday) tripped and fell at a hotel on Wednesday and was hospitalized; he has a concussion and is in hospital for ‘a few days’
The former president will include letters he received from presidents, royals including the late Princess Diana, world leaders, celebrities and business people in his new book, called ‘Letters to Trump’ (pictured)
McConnell attended a fundraiser for his leadership PAC at the Waldorf, formerly the Trump Hotel
The Waldorf Astoria, in the same historic federal building developed as a hotel by the Trump Organization, was a hive of GOP activity during the Trump administration
“He is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days for observation and treatment. The leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and his colleagues for their warm wishes.’
McConnell, 81, was hosting a dinner for his Senate Leadership Fund at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. when he had the accident.
The hotel played host to a variety of top Republican events when it carried the Trump name while Trump was in the White House. The Trump Organization sold the lease on the property during the pandemic after Trump left the White House and turned a sizable profit.
Trump’s book includes letters from figures ranging from Barack Obama to Queen Elizabeth II and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.