An outgoing senator just revealed the insulting things Republicans say about Trump behind his back


Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) lost her reelection campaign this past midterm cycle and is now on her way out, to be replaced by Republican Josh Hawley. Her loss represents one of the few significant GOP electoral wins this year, as Trump’s unpopularity incited a blue wave that washed a historic number of Republicans out of office.

It’s perhaps fitting then, that as McCaskill gets ready to depart she gives the world a brief peek behind the curtain at what Republicans really think of the leader that is singlehandedly destroying their party.

MSNBC‘s Kyle Griffin reports that McCaskill has revealed that Republicans describe Trump as both “nuts” and “weak.” The former is presumably a reference to his deeply erratic, unhinged behavior and the latter his pathological inability to project anything other than rage and victimhood. The weakness could also refer to his repeated failures to stand up to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin or the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

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McCaskill said that Republicans also say that Trump “Doesn’t really understand government. Doesn’t care to understand anything complicated.”  This point is apparent to anyone who has been paying attention to his presidency. Trump has failed to pass any meaningful legislation and seems uninterested in being president beyond the obvious ego boost he gleans from it. Put bluntly, he’s bad at his job.

Additionally, Republicans recount that Trump says “the most unbelievable things in meetings that clearly show he doesn’t understand the subject.” Again, this isn’t difficult to believe given his penchant for saying laughably untrue and downright stupid things in public. This is the man after all who believes that the United States has a plane that is literally invisible to the naked eye.

One can only imagine what insane things he spews behind closed doors.


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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.