Trump escalates feud with Senate leader over health care

Jerome Frank
Августа 11, 2017

McConnell said the president had "excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process". Trump has chose to blame the Kentucky Republican Senator for the GOP's failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare, after seven years of telling voters it was their main objective.

Trump's morning tweet came less than 24 hours after he first went after McConnell on Twitter, taking issue with remarks the Kentucky Republican made earlier in the week suggesting that Trump's lack of political experience had led to "excessive expectations" for passing major legislation.

McConnell said Monday in his home state of Kentucky that one reason some people believe Congress hasn't done much yet "is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about - things need to be done by a certain point". Before Congress broke for the August recess and before the President left for Bedminster last week, Trump held a few one-on-one meetings with Republican senators at the White House who were heavily involved in health care.

When asked about Trump's relationship with McConnell Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred reporters to his tweets. McConnell. "Obviously there's some frustration".

As one European diplomat put it, speaking anonymously to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, "It's his only real position".

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"So, I say very simply, 'Where is repeal and replace?' Now I want tax reform and tax cuts". "I think it would be helpful if the president would be a little more on message", McConnell said.

This post was updated with a comment by Sanders and Trump's second tweet.

A burgeoning feud between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could have significant ramifications for the GOP's once ambitious policy agenda.

"And the rest? They are phony baloney", Dobbs said, introducing a new slogan: "Ditch Mitch".

If Trump really wanted to reform health care you would think he'd work with the Republican leadership to find a better way forward instead of lambasting them about how they've fallen short. Trump was nearing the end of that contentious presidential primary, that featured several members of McConnell's caucus exchanging fiery rhetoric with the eventual GOP nominee.

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