Mitch McConnell warns of Democrats' war on hamburgers in plug for 'my friend' Donald Trump

Senate Majority Leader spoke from Kentucky rather than the South Lawn of the White House, where president will accept GOP nomination

John T. Bennett
Washington Bureau Chief
Friday 28 August 2020 02:11
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Mitch McConnell warns of Democrats' war on hamburgers in plug for 'my friend' Donald Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell contended Democrats want to limit the number of hamburgers Americans can eat as he urged voters to give "my friend President Donald Trump" a second term in his Republican National Committee address.

The Kentucky Republican spoke from his home state rather than the White House, where the president later Thursday night will accept the GOP nomination for president for a second time. "This election is consequential," Mr McConnell said, warning Democrats want to "decide how we should live our lives." His message was simple: Democrats want central control, by them, over all decisions American make under a socialist form of government.

Mr McConnell used his brief remarks to warn that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to take away Americans' job then send them a taxpayer-funded government unemployment check. He said Mr Biden and Democrats "want to tell you what kind of car you can drive and even how many hamburgers you can eat."

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