Trump calls McConnell 'disaster,' says GOP needs new leadership

'The Republicans have to get a new leader,' Trump said on 'Sunday Morning Futures'

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Former President Donald Trump said Sunday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a "disaster" and that the Republican Party is desperately in need of new leadership.

During an appearance on Fox News’ "Sunday Morning Futures" from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Trump told host Maria Bartiromo that McConnell made a mistake by allowing President Biden's bipartisan infrastructure law to pass in the Senate.

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"I call it un-frastructure, not infrastructure. It's only 9% infrastructure," the former president said.

"There was no way that should have been passed. It should have been 100% for infrastructure," he continued. "So what’s happening is, we had a thing called the debt ceiling, and he could have used that to win everything, and he chose not to."

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"Mitch McConnell’s a disaster. The Republicans have to get a new leader," he said.

Trump added that Congress does not need any more "Mitch McConnell-type guys" and that voters should elect "tougher people" to represent conservatives in the 2022 midterms.