President Donald Trump leveled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday after the majority leader suggested the president had unrealistic expectations about how Congress works.
“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?” Trump said on both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Trump was responding to an ABC News report headlined, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vents about Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ regarding legislation.”
While speaking at a Rotary Club event in Kentucky Monday, McConnell said Trump sets unrealistic expectations for Congress because of his lack of political experience.
“Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things (that) need to be done by a certain point,” McConnell said.
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell snidely added.
McConnell added that “part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines … may not have been fully understood.”
Aside from Republicans promising to repeal and replace Obamacare for seven years, McConnell has failed three times already to pass any legislation to fix Obama’s failing health care bill.
Within hours of Trump blasting McConnell, White House director of social media Dan Scavino Jr. made similar comments regarding McConnell’s unsuccessful efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Trump doesn’t have unrealistic expectations; he assumed that Republicans in Congress would honor their commitment to the American people.
Instead of taking vacations and failing to implement much of the president’s agenda, Republicans should get to work and honor their commitment to repeal and replace the failing Obamacare.
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