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Mitch McConnell Threw Trump Under the Bus After Trump Claimed McConnell Called His Ukraine Call 'Perfect'

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The cracks between President Donald Trump and his more ardent supporters continue to widen as the impeachment inquiry progresses. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky contradicted a claim Trump made.

Asked by a reporter about a claim by the President that he had exonerated him for his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, McConnell was quick to correct them.


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Not only did GOP Senator McConnell state he didn't tell the President his Ukrainian phone call was "perfect," he also said no discussion with the President about the call ever took place.

The denial and contradiction are a departure for McConnell. And with his closest allies seemingly abandoning him, some wondered how Trump would react.

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Others commented on Trump's odd choice of words to describe his call.

Others questioned who was more believable.

While many wondered what took McConnell so long.

But some thought the turnaround had more to do with McConnell's reelection bid in 2020 and current poll numbers for both the President and the Kentucky Senator.

Whatever the reasoning, McConnell demonstrated that the GOP leadership is no longer in lock step with President Trump. What that means for the impeachment inquiry remains to be seen.

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