Donald Trump has been accused of having a ‘racist obsession’ with former cabinet minister Elaine Chao after he repeatedly posted an offensive nickname for her on Truth Social.
Trump’s executioner George Conway has released eight screenshots of posts the one-term president has made over the past two weeks about Taiwan-born wife Mitch McConnell.
“Trump’s racist obsession with Elaine Chao is really something. Almost everyday now he mentions her,” Conway, who is the husband of Kellyanne Conway, tweeted on Wednesday.
It came after Mr Trump took to Truth Social to attack his former Transportation Secretary, whom he belittles online as “Coco Chow”.
Ms. Chao has been a target of Mr. Trump since she resigned from her cabinet post on January 7, 2020, just a day after her supporters attacked Capitol Hill.
She called the pro-Trump riot a “traumatic and entirely preventable event” and said it “has deeply disturbed me in ways that I simply cannot put aside.”
“Republicans can recoup almost everything that ‘The Old Broken Crow’ Mitch McConnell, and the real, China-centric ‘leader’, Coco Chow, foolishly gave up to Democrats over the past two years, just by playing hardball in the upcoming debt ceiling negotiations,” he said on his social media platform earlier this week.
And he also used the nickname Ms. Chao when congratulating Kevin McCarthy on finally getting the job of Speaker of the House.
“Well done Kevin! Now we have to stop Mitch McConnell and his red-handed China boss, Coco Chow. It’s like he doesn’t care anymore, he gets through whatever the Democrats want,” he wrote.
Mr Trump used his attacks on Ms Chao to deepen his personal feud with US Senate Minority Leader Mr McConnell.
“If Republicans are going to fight, we should be fighting Mitch McConnell and his overbearing, China-loving boss, I mean his wife, Coco Chow,” he wrote on Truth Social on Jan. 4.
“The harm they have done to the Republican Party is incalculable. Today he couldn’t be voted “Dog Catcher” in Kentucky (Unfortunately he only won because of my endorsement, up 21 points – SORRY!).”
And on January 3, he wrote: “There is so much unnecessary turmoil in the Republican Party, in large part because of people like Old Broken Crow, Mitch McConnell, his ‘wife’, Coco Chow, who is being sold to the China, and their RINO allies, who are making it difficult for everyone by constantly capitulating to hopeless Joe Biden and the Democrats.