Trump goes after McConnell on Twitter

Irritated McConnell slaps Trump for 'excessive expectations'

A representative from McConnell's office reported that, in spite of any statements that may appear to be in-fighting, the Senate Majority is indeed allied with the President's cause to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The exchange came less than two weeks after Senate rejection of the GOP effort to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, probably McConnell's most jolting defeat as leader and Trump's worst legislative loss.

In response tot he president's comments, a spokesman for McConnell said: "The Leader has spoken repeatedly about the path forward regarding Obamacare repeal and replace multiple times on the Senate floor, at media availabilities and in Kentucky".

'Senator Mitch McConnell said I had "excessive expectations", but I don't think so.

Senate Republicans failed last month to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the healthcare law officially called the Affordable Care Act, for now killing the efforts to overhaul the United States healthcare system.

Trump demanded they stick around through the break and continue working on the bill, even as he made plans to decamp to his property in Bedminster.

"Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing".

The exchanges likely will not help relations between the president and Republican senators. Cole said not repealing Obamacare was a congressional failure, not a presidential one. He said the president did not understand about how quickly congress could act on uprooting the Obama Health Care Law. His targets have begun to narrow, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is firmly in his crosshairs.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday directly lashed out at Sen.

Though he has generally been a loyal steward of the president's agenda, Mr. McConnell has tweaked him at times this year, including several pointed dismissals of Mr. Trump's calls to do away with the legislative filibuster. Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner (another ACA critic) has predicted that Obamacare repeal would never become reality because the legislation has been in place for too long and because of ideological differences within the GOP. In that sense, one may argue that Trump's tweet is on-point.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump criticized McConnell for recent remarks suggesting the president's limited political experience contributed to unreasonably high expectations for health care reform. "You saw that on full display a couple of week ago", when McConnell was unable to muster a majority to push three different Republican health care bills through the chamber. "It's pretty obvious on health care our problem was not the Democrats", McConnell said on August 1.

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