Melania Trump has announced the death of Rosalynn Carter on Twitter, former President Jimmy Carter’s First Lady.
“Rosalynn Carter leaves behind a meaningful legacy not only as First Lady but as a wife and mother. We will always remember her servant’s heart and devotion to her husband, family, and country. May she rest in peace.”
Fox News host Neil Cavuto recently prompted Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) on whether the elderly leaders of the Republican Party are losing their marbles via Media Ite.
During Thursday’s Your World on Fox News, Cavuto asked about 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and 77-year-old Donald Trump. McConnell has frozen up twice in front of reporters this year. Meanwhile, Trump – who is running for president again – is Trump.
“He’s getting up there,” Cavuto said of McConnell. “The president’s, you know, showing his age. A lot of the people are looking at some of the comments [from] Donald Trump on the road and maybe he’s showing his age – talking about Hezbollah being very smart, linking the Israeli attacks to a rigged U.S. election. The only reason why I mention this is this concern within the party for some of your stalwarts may be, you know, kinda losing it.”
“Well, Senator McConnell is the Republican leader,” Thune responded. “We voted for him. He’s elected as our leader, and again, I work as much as I can – both me and working with him personally, but also our staff – to try and keep everybody on the same page. And as I said, we have a lot of diverse views within our conference.”
“I understand that,” Cavuto said. “But do you think he’s up to that job, Senator?”
“He is,” the senator insisted. “There’s no question about that.”
Cavuto again asked Thune about Trump.
“What about Donald Trump and his comments?” the host inquired. “Do you think that’s up to the performance of a presidential candidate to say what he has said?”
“I think everybody in this business, if you’re in public life, you’re sometimes gonna misstatements,” Thune said. “That comes with the territory. But yeah, Donald Trump is perfectly capable of making the statements. I think he generally says what he wants to say.”
Thune added, “It’s a free country.”
“That’s a former leader, Senator, of the free world,” Cavuto interjected. “That’s a former president of the United States saying these things about Hezbollah, repeating the name ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ constantly at a West Palm Beach speech.
Is that constructive behavior – criticizing Benjamin Netanyahu in this environment at this powder keg moment? Is that behavior and wording that you want to hear out of your likely Republican nominee for president of the United States?”
Thune avoided and chose instead to slam Hezbollah and Hamas, the latter of which launched a series of terrorist attacks in Israel last week that killed more than 1,100 people.
“He can be judged for it,” the senator said. “And I think that’s what the American people are going to have to do. And they’re gonna have an opportunity to do that in a presidential election that’s coming up ahead of us. But I think how you characterize things in an environment like this, sort of a high-threat environment if you look at the dangers we face is important.”
Rosalynn Carter leaves behind a meaningful legacy not only as First Lady but as a wife and mother. We will always remember her servant’s heart and devotion to her husband, family, and country. May she rest in peace.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) November 19, 2023