October 4, 2022

Donald Trump thought it would be smart for him to not only threaten Mitch McConnell, but also spew racist word salad at McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao.

In a post to his failing Truth Social site, Trump said McConnell must have a "death wish" and called Chao "Coco Chow" in a nasty racist reference to her Chinese heritage.


The Wall Street Journal editorial board took exception to Trump's ugly attacks against Mitch McConnell and his wife, admitting his post "courts potential violence."

What took you so long to figure that out?

In an op-ed entitled, Trump’s ‘Death Wish’ Rhetoric, The panel laid out their case.

The “death wish” rhetoric is ugly even by Mr. Trump’s standards and deserves to be condemned. Mr. Trump’s apologists claim he merely meant Mr. McConnell has a political death wish, but that isn’t what he wrote. It’s all too easy to imagine some fanatic taking Mr. Trump seriously and literally, and attempting to kill Mr. McConnell. Many supporters took Mr. Trump’s rhetoric about former Vice President Mike Pence all too seriously on Jan. 6.

Media Matters' Matt Gertz noted the WSJ's concerns about violent rhetoric. At last.

MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill along with Nicole Wallace discussed the former guy's dangerous and violent actions, noting with some subtlety that it isn't just Republicans enabling his stochastic terroristic threats.

Maybe it's time to call on all of the rabbis and priests and imams and ministers, especially evangelical ministers, to ask them to take -- evangelical ministers should take the gospel and put it up against what Donald Trump is doing, and talk about that guns are not the answer, and violence is not the answer.

Ministers and religious leaders in this country need to start taking a leadership role. They are sitting back and letting Donald Trump speak with moral authority with the immoral things he says and does? It is unbelievable to me.

Claire McCaskill has asked the impossible because it's many of these religious leaders and figureheads that are supporting Traitor Trump as if he's Godlike.

These faux leaders are more interested in their donation plates and celebrity-hood than they are at teaching a moral way to live.

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