With friends like these: Five for­mer foes Trump flipped on his road back to the White House

With friends like these: Five former foes Trump flipped on his road back to the White House

As for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is set to become the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee for the third straight cycle, for­mer foes are tak­ing back com­ments and putting aside old rifts to sup­port him this Novem­ber.
Here are five Repub­li­cans putting aside old dif­fer­ences in order to back Trump in the gen­er­al elec­tion.
Mitch McConnell
On Jan. 6, 2021, Sen. McConnell (R‑KY) stood against his close ally, at the time say­ing Trump lied to his sup­port­ers.
“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said. “They were pro­voked by the pres­i­dent and oth­er pow­er­ful peo­ple.”
In response, Trump said the Sen­ate Repub­li­can leader had a “death wish” after com­pro­mis­ing with Democ­rats. He also made racist remarks about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, who served as Trump’s Sec­re­tary of Trans­porta­tion.
“Does Coco Chow have any­thing to do with Joe Biden’s Clas­si­fied Doc­u­ments being sent and stored in Chi­na­town?” Trump post­ed on Truth Social. “Her hus­band, the Old Bro­ken Crow, is VERY clos …