(CNN)Former President Donald Trump took a whack at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell last weekend, calling him an “Old Crow” as he railed against the Kentucky Republican.
On Tuesday, McConnell took it in stride.
“Actually, it’s quite an honor,” McConnell told CNN. “Old Crow is Henry Clay’s favorite bourbon.”
McConnell, who has long revered Clay, a fellow Kentuckian, was responding to Trump’s attack of the retiring GOP senator from Alabama, Richard Shelby, for endorsing Katie Boyd Britt, a former Shelby chief of staff who is the head of the Business Council of Alabama. Trump has endorsed Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks to fill Shelby’s seat next year, while McConnell has not picked a candidate in the race to this point.
“I see that the RINO Senator from Alabama, close friend of Old Crow Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, is push
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