Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is having a good week. He got his beloved tax reform passed, the culmination of a long-felt dream. He has also, quite famously, never been a fan of President Donald Trump’s prodigious Twitter output, having been on the receiving end of several of the president’s screeds. That seems to have all changed, however, according to remarks made by McConnell at a press conference he conducted this morning, as the capitol began winding down for the holiday break. Here is what he had to say, regarding his softening stance on the president’s many, many tweets. “In regard to the president tweeting, I haven’t been a until this week,” he said, flashing that famous McConnell grin. “I’m warming up to the tweets, actually.” Did Trump’s tone change, suddenly, this week? Yeah, actually, sort of. The president was relatively on message these past few days, congratulating McConnell on several occasions for getting the tax bill through.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “With regards to the president’s tweeting habits, I haven’t been a fan until this week. I’m warming up to the tweets, actually.” https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/KwsHQGXUpk— ABC News (@ABC) December 22, 2017
McConnell even subtweeted the president, which was accompanied by a looping gif that would be quite funny if someone were to pair it with Lionel Ritchie’s Hello (just saying.)
I would like to congratulate @SenateMajLdr on having done a fantastic job both strategically & politically on the passing in the Senate of the MASSIVE TAX CUT & Reform Bill. I could have not asked for a better or more talented partner. Our team will go onto many more VICTORIES! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2017
Or maybe McConnell is just excited that Trump gave a little website called Mediaite a shoutout on his feed the other day. Nah, it’s probably the tax cuts. It’s definitely the tax cuts. Watch above, via ABC. [image via screenshot] — Follow Lawrence Bonk (@sidescrollers) on Twitter