Trump blasts the Democratic-led climate and tax bill, says ‘old broken crow’ Mitch McConnell was ‘taken for a ride’ by Joe Manchin

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a “Save America” rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2022.

Former President Trump blasted McConnell and Manchin over the Democratic-led climate and tax bill.
Trump said McConnell was “taken for a ride” by Manchin, whom the ex-president said had “sold out.”
Senate Democrats are aiming to pass the sweeping legislation through reconciliation this weekend.

Former President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the Democratic-led climate, health, and tax bill, arguing that Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was “taken for a ride” by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

“The radical Democrats now intend to impose the biggest tax hike in American history, the exact opposite of what I did,” Trump said at a “Save America” rally in suburban Milwaukee ahead of Wisconsin’s primary election on Tuesday.

“And they are working feverishly to pile on more regulations at levels never seen before. You’re going to have regulations like nobody’s ever seen before.”

The sweeping Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which was crafted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Manchin, was prime fodder for the former president as he continues to hint at a 2024 presidential campaign.

Trump said that McConnell — a onetime political ally who has become a frequent target of the former president after lambasting his conduct on January 6, 2021 — was “taken for a ride” by Manchin, who came to an agreement with Schumer after weeks of negotiations that stunned senators on both sides of the aisle who assumed that an ambitious climate agenda was all but impossible before the midterm elections.

“Joe Manchin has totally sold out West Virginia,” the former president said, who was stumping for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels alongside Adam Steen, a GOP state House candidate looking to unseat state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

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Source:: Businessinsider

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