McConnell Responds To Obama’s WHCD Joke About Having A Drink (PHOTO)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday responded to one of President Obama’s jokes from the weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama said at the dinner that even with his recent outreach to congressional Republicans, some people don’t believe he reaches across the aisle enough. “‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask,” Obama said. “Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?”

The Twitter account managed by McConnell’s senate campaign tweeted a photo of the senator having a drink next to an empty chair, meant to represent Obama — an allusion to Clint Eastwood’s performance at the Republican National Convention. McConnell has a beer in front of him. A glass of red wine appears to be on the bar in front of the empty chair.

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