MSNBC Political Analyst: ‘Pennsylvania Avenue Littered With Dead Republican Bodies’
MSNBC political analyst and former George W. Bush adviser Robert Trayham resorted to violent imagery to describe the president’s brutal attacks on members of his own party, saying “Pennsylvania Avenue is littered with so many dead Republican bodies where this president has just run them over. He will toss you out in a heart beat.”
Trayham, a Republican, framed this accusation against Trump by channeling the voice of dissenting GOP leaders while on MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson:
I think what you hear from Jeff Flake and what some of the others saying, you know, “‘this is uncomfortable for me, this is my president that I’m talking about — this is the leader of my party.’ But this is bigger than that. this is about my conscious. this is about my country. This is about my constitution, and this is about something that I want to stand for.'”
This vivid rhetoric served as an analysis for the way Trump has attacked fellow Republicans for months. Recently, Trump has aggressively gone after both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, rebuking the two GOP leaders for not passing a measure to increase the debt ceiling through a tie-in on the now passed veterans affairs bill. Additionally, he has frequently chided McConnell for not passing an Obamacare repeal bill for the him to sign.
Other victims of the president’s Republican-on-Republican attacks include Arizona senators Jeff Flake and John McCain, who he slammed during a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who the president sub-tweeted this morning.
Trump’s Twitter account offers a stark representation of his feeling toward his party, as during the month of August alone the president attacked fellow Republican politicians nine different times on Twitter, while only firing off three tweets targeting Democrats.
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