Trump still criticizing McConnell over health care failure

Irritated McConnell slaps Trump for 'excessive expectations'

Irritated McConnell slaps Trump for 'excessive expectations'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been relatively measured in his previous critiques of the White House, argued Monday at a speech in Kentucky that the President's approach to the legislative process is leading to an inaccurate impression of how Congress works.

"Can you believe Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done", Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

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".

The two Republican leaders have publicly disagreed in recent months about how to handle the legislative gridlock that has stalled Trump's agenda. Cole said not repealing Obamacare was a congressional failure, not a presidential one.

From his New Jersey golf club, the president took to Twitter Wednesday, to rebut McConnell's claim.

On Tuesday, McConnell partly blamed deadlines set by Trump and others for the perception that Republicans have failed to follow through on their campaign promises. Trump on Wednesday had taunted McConnell on Twitter for not delivering the votes for Trumpcare. Congress has begun its summer recess without passing any major legislation. "Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!"

Republicans remain concerned about political fallout from their core voters, many of whom may be angered by the failure to repeal the healthcare law. Let's count the ways in which this is unhelpful to the president.

Changes to the health care system are looking less and less likely this year.

Trump and his supporters were disgusted with Republican senators after they left for August vacation after failing to repeal or replace Obamacare.

President Trump went back at Sen.

Heye said that with Trump's job approval numbers declining among the Republican base, "now is the time to build support within the party". The Senate GOP has increasingly shrugged off suggestions from Trump as he faces low approval ratings and struggles to enact his agenda.

"And the rest? They are phony baloney", Dobbs said, introducing a new slogan: "Ditch Mitch".

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