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Mitch McConnell had the wickedest response to the very public blow-up between Trump and Bannon

It might be a rough day for President Trump and Stephen Bannon, but somewhere Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is … smiling.

Chaos erupted earlier Wednesday after The Guardian published quotes from a new tell-all book about the Trump White House, which cited Bannon, the president's former chief strategist, as he blasted Trump's top campaign aides over a highly-scrutinized meeting with a Russian lawyer (among other things). Trump quickly fired back at his one-time campaign CEO, issuing an official statement that claimed that "when [Bannon] was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."

McConnell, of course, is no fan of Bannon, nor Bannon of McConnell. The Senate map is serving as something of a proxy war for the pair, with McConnell pushing mainstream Republican candidates while Bannon "is recruiting a small army of 'populist nationalist' congressional candidates," NBC News writes.

Needless to say, the official account for McConnell's re-election campaign didn't need to add any comment to the tweet it fired off Wednesday afternoon: