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.