When America’s biggest welfare recipient won’t eat out of the hand that feeds him, you know something is wrong. Here is how USA Today explained Mitch’s problem with his new boss:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t view Russian President Vladimir Putin in the same way that President Trump does.

During an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, the Kentucky Republican called Putin a “thug” and former KGB agent who was not elected in a way most would consider “a credible election.” Putin also invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine and “messed around in our elections,” said McConnell.

“I don’t think there’s any equivalency to the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does,” said McConnell.

McConnell responded to Trump’s earlier comments. When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked Trump about allegations that Putin is “a killer” who targets his political enemies, Trump replied: “We got a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”

So the only question that really needs to be answered here is what in the heck does Vladimir Putin have on Trump that would make Trump get on his knees for one of our biggest enemies? Anyone?