President Trump Fired Back at Mitch McConnell for Criticizing His 'Excessive Expectations'

11 August, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Irritated McConnell slaps Trump for 'excessive expectations'

"I said, 'Mitch, get to work, and let's get it done, '" Trump told reporters at his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., with Vice President Mike Pence. Donald Trump did build these expectations, but McConnell and Republicans have been vowing to repeal Obamacare for seven years.

During a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Tuesday, Mr McConnell expressed his frustration with what he sees as Mr Trump's tendency to make statements that do not match the realities of the legislative process.

"Attacking Mitch McConnell is the most gobsmackingly stupid thing the president has done yet", Steel said.

"And they don't have it", Trump said. But his tweet on Wednesday was an unusually personal reproach of the 33-year Senate veteran, reported AP, adding McConnell is deeply respected by his Republican colleagues and Trump will need him to guide the next major Republican priority through the chamber - a tax system overhaul. As the House was negotiating its Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill in February, Trump declared Congress was in the "final stages" and it would be ready for "submitting" the next month.

"So, I say very simply, 'Where is repeal and replace?' Now I want tax reform and tax cuts".

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Strange, who was appointed to fill now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' seat, has the backing of McConnell, the majority leader's super PAC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He said the president did not understand about how quickly congress could act on uprooting the Obama Health Care Law.

However, some Republicans faulted Trump for not making a greater push on health care.

The latest sign is the president's tiff with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. "Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!" She said the two men spoke by phone Wednesday and that the conversation included talk of health care.

McConnell also suggested that Trump's lack of government experience explained his high hopes. GOP approval of Congress was just 16 per cent in the latest Gallup poll - while Republicans still approved of Trump by 81 per cent.

Along with Mr Trump, Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, hit back against Mr McConnell, tweeting: "More excuses". Many insurers around the country are proposing to raise premiums, often citing worries that the Trump administration will take steps to undermine the markets, such as halting federal subsidies they receive to lower costs for millions of people.



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