There were so many Maalox moments during the four years. — Mitch McConnell, Former Senate Majority Leader
There were so many Maalox moments during the four years. — Mitch McConnell, Former Senate Majority Leader
McConnell was not shocked by Trump's 2020 loss, said there were 'so many Maalox moments' during his presidency
  • Mitch McConnell was not shocked by Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in 2020, a new book says.
  • "There were so many Maalox moments during the four years," McConnell told his staff, per the book.
  • McConnell treaded carefully in communicating with Biden while Trump disputed the election results.
After Joe Biden was declared the US president-elect by most major news outlets in November, many Republicans were in disbelief that the former vice president had beaten the incumbent, President Donald Trump.

But Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican Senate leader who had served in the upper chamber alongside Biden for decades, was said to be "the least surprised," according to a new book by the Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, an early copy of which was obtained by Insider.

McConnell, who had been a governing partner with Trump, shepherding through three Supreme Court justices and scores of appeals judges, along with passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other conservative priorities, nonetheless had to contend with the wildly unpredictable president, who could tank a piece of legislation as easily as he could sell it to conservatives.

... "There were so many Maalox moments during the four years," he told his staff, per the book, referring to the antacid commonly used to treat stress-induced heartburn.


... But there's no love lost between the two men. Trump continues to insult McConnell on a regular basis. And the now-minority leader has his focus on regaining control of the Senate in 2022.
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