Trump Slams McConnell Again on Obamacare Repeal Failure

FANCY FARM Ky. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks Saturday August 5 at the 137th annual Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County Ky

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the Senate's failure to successfully repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"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.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered some of his toughest criticism yet for President Donald Trump in a speech Monday to a Rotary Group in northern Kentucky.

"Attacking the Senate majority leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible and completely wrongheaded", said Michael Steel, a Republican strategist who was an aide to the former House speaker John A. Boehner and to Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential candidate in 2016. 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.

"It isn't unreasonable to expect Republicans to keep their promises and McConnell's excuse is yet another example of why he should be replaced as the Republican leader", Mr. Cuccinelli said in an email blast.

Republican strategist Michael Steel, on the other hand, shamed the President's online remarks.

Trump will need him to guide the next major Republican priority, a tax system overhaul, through the chamber. There are "too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality of the legislature, which may have not been understood", McConnell said.

The latest sign is the president's tiff with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump responded on Wednesday by putting the blame on McConnell. President Trump both failed to mount any kind of public campaign on behalf of Obamacare repeal and actively antagonized the on-the-margin senators McConnell needed to get on board.

Remember that for everything that Trump wants going forward - tax reform, funding for the border wall, maybe even another shot at health care - he needs McConnell.

For the third time in 24 hours, President Donald Trump turned to one of his biggest platforms - his Twitter account - to vent his displeasure with Kentucky Sen.

Top congressional Republicans also fed expectations for quick work, placing health care atop their 2017 agenda.

What's more, Trump also retweeted a poll from a right-leaning Twitter account called ProgressPolls that showed a survey saying 61 percent of people thought he was a better president than Obama.



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