Trump steps up attacks on McConnell for failure on health-care reform – Washington Post

You can do it!” Trump’s tweets were the latest in a series targeting McConnell for remarks the Kentucky Republican made earlier in the week suggesting that Trump’s lack of political experience had led to“excessive expectations” for passing major legislation. In his tweets, Trump alluded to two other of his key promises: cutting taxes and spurring $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending — both issues on which McConnell’s help is crucial. Since the collapse of a health-care bill, Trump has belittled GOP senators as looking like “fools” and suggested that they change the chamber’s rules to make it easier to pass bills.

President Trump stepped up his criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday for not muscling through a health-care bill, escalating an extraordinary public fight with a key leader of his own party.

“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

A few hours later, the president took to Twitter again, writing: “Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!”

Trump’s tweets were the latest in a series targeting McConnell for remarks the Kentucky Republican made earlier in the week suggesting that Trump’s lack of political experience had led to“excessive expectations” for passing major legislation.

[Trump takes issue with McConnell’s accusation that he had ‘excessive expectations’ for Congress]

Trump, who is on a working vacation at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., has remained bitter about the failure of congressional Republicans to pass a bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act, a pledge the party has made since 2010 and a marquee campaign promise for Trump.

 

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