Trump Intensifies Feud With Senate Republican Leader McConnell

Posted August 11, 2017

In the tweet Trump sent about McConnell on Wednesday, Aug. 9, he said, "Senator Mitch McConnell said I had 'excessive expectations, ' but I don't think so".

Heye said that with Trump's job approval numbers declining among the Republican base, "now is the time to build support within the party". President Trump claimed, on multiple occasions throughout the health care debate, that the White House would deliver an Obamacare replacement proposal that could ostensibly serve as a legislative template for Congress. "I've been hearing repeal and replace now for seven years".

That makes Thursday's tweet the second in consecutive days that has singled out McConnell - a move that serves to fire up his base but could jeopardize any potential cooperation between the two once the August recess ends next month. It was a swing and miss to be sure, but not, as far as I can tell, as a result of anything McConnell left on the field - which is the clear implication in Trump and Scavino's tweets.

Though McConnell has largely refrained from criticizing Trump, he has on occasion critiqued the president's use of Twitter as unhelpful to GOP lawmakers' efforts to stay on message in pursuing their priorities.

"Senator Mitch McConnell said I had 'excessive expectations, ' but I don't think so", read the social media post, according to CNN.

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"SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years - in addition to the 7 years - to repeal and replace Obamacare". He included a link to a Fox Business story about McConnell's comments.

"I think the state of political rhetoric is concerning for both the GOP's legislative agenda and the fiscal deadlines in September", Boltansky said.

"Why not done?" Trump wrote. Trump has made a decision 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.

"And they don't have it", Trump said. And then President Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" and Pyongyang spoke of military strikes against USA targets, including Guam.

A massive tax reform package should have been done by now, based on Trump's initial timetable, and an infrastructure package should have been on the way.