Trump scolds McConnell on Twitter, then implies he should step aside

11 August, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be intensifying a feud with Mitch McConnell, the president's party leader in the Senate and a pivotal player in advancing the president's agenda.

The president has also jeered McConnell for last month's defeat of a Republican effort health care bill despite seven years of GOP promises to repeal the Obama health care law.

The Senate leader on Monday at the Rotary Club in Florence, Kentucky, disapproved Trump's ignorance of legislative processes.

And Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, a fervent Trump backer, called McConnell "weak" and "spineless". "Obviously there's some frustration", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.

Trump responded on Twitter, where he taunted McConnell for failing to repeal the ACA, as congressional Republicans have long promised. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said that McCain's health may have played a role in his decision to vote against the Senate's "skinny repeal".

"Part of the reason I think people think we're under-performing is because of too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality of the legislature which may have not been understood".

Lawmakers will be faced with tax reform, an infrastructure plan and will have to wrestle with the debt ceiling on their arrival.

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"SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years - in addition to the 7 years - to repeal and replace Obamacare".

"Things like tax reform will begin to move by late fall, but the White House looks increasingly irrelevant in this process", Valliere said.

Trump offered a congratulatory tweet for McConnell's victory in the 2014 Republican primary race, as the five-term senator defeated tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin. "I think it would be helpful if the president would be a little more on message".

"And they don't have it", Trump said.

The analysis out Thursday from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that mixed signals from President Donald Trump have created uncertainty "far outside the norm", leading insurers to seek higher premium increases for 2018 than would otherwise have been the case. "More excuses", Scavino wrote on Twitter.

He tweeted earlier this morning about the Obamacare repeal and replace failure, saying he couldn't believe McConnell "couldn't get it done".

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