Trump Continues Attacks on McConnell After His ‘Excessive Expectations’ Remark

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• August 10, 2017 7:14 am


President Donald Trump continued his Twitter attacks against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Thursday, again chiding him for failing to get an Obamacare repeal passed.

Trump was angered this week by McConnell's remarks that the president was inexperienced in politics and had "excessive expectations" about legislation, writing a similar tweet on Wednesday that scolded McConnell over the collapse of GOP efforts to repeal and replace the law.

"Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!" Trump wrote.

The president and his allies have lit into McConnell since he made that statement on Tuesday.

"Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the Democratic process," McConnell said.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of Trump's most avid defenders, called McConnell "weak" and "spineless" for the remark.

Trump has often criticized his own party over the Obamacare repeal, repeatedly imploring them to keep their promise to voters regarding repeal efforts. The Senate "skinny repeal" bill failed last month when the bill lost support from three members of the GOP caucus.