Donald Trump Twitter Gaffe Sends Sen. Mitch McConnell to House
Donald Trump has never been shy when it comes to backing Republican politicians.
The businessman took to his Twitter account today to call Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes a "rookie," while he voiced his support for Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. But in his enthusiasm, he moved McConnell to the other chamber of Congress.
Why would the people of Kentucky want a rookie Senator- they have Sen. Mitch @McConnellPress who may be next Speaker & bring $'s to KY?
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2014
Sen. McConnell is currently the Senate Minority Leader, and if re-elected to what some are predicting will be a Republican-majority Senate after the midterm elections, he could become the Senate Majority Leader, not Speaker of the House.
The gaffe quickly became fodder for ridicule, from pundits as well as McConnell's challenger.
Trumpian knowledge of politics on display for all to see https://t.co/rFNYoP5s2g
- Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) September 22, 2014
- Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY) September 22, 2014