MITCH MCCONNELL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally have stayed mum when former President Donald Trump slams them online, but on Thursday she responded after her ex-boss repeated a racist nickname he has used for her before.

When asked about it during a televised interview with CNN, Chao called it a ‘racist taunt’ and said he’s ‘trying to get a rise out of us.’

‘He says all sorts of outrageous things, and I don’t make a point of answering any one of them,’ said Chao.”

-Morgan Watkins, “Elaine Chao addresses Donald Trump’s repeated use of ‘racist taunt’ about her,” courier-journal.com, December 29, 2022