Trump: McConnell refusal on $2,000 checks cost GOP its Senate majority

Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Mitch McConnell on Thursday over his “refusal” to approve payments to Americans above $600 during coronavirus spending negotiations last year, blaming the now-Senate minority leader for two GOP losses in Georgia that handed Democrats the majority.

“To set the record straight, there were two reasons the Senate races were lost in Georgia,” Trump said in a statement issued Thursday, pointing to “McConnell’s refusal to go above $600 per person on the stimulus check payments when the two Democrat opponents were touting $2,000 per person in ad after ad.”

“This latter point was used against our [GOP] senators and the $2,000 will
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