Trump blasts McConnell again on failure to repeal ACA

Posted August 11, 2017

Another thing making the Trump-McConnell spat complicated - McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, is the president's Secretary of Transportation.

McConnell's caucus failed to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill before they left town for the August recess.

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"The votes are simply not there", McConnell said earlier this month.

"Americans are so sick of these career politicians and their line of work and that's why they elected Donald Trump", conservative author, commentator and former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey told Fox Business.

The latest jab from the president toward the majority leader comes just after Trump gave McConnell a political win on Tuesday night when the president threw his support behind Sen.

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

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Gingrich said it was "goofy" for Republicans to be turning against one another, and that given the complexity of the issue he believes it could take between three and five years and as many as a dozen legislative attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said that McCain's health may have played a role in his decision to vote against the Senate's "skinny repeal".

President Trump on Thursday continued his criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to repeal and replace Obamacare-even after seven years of promising to do so.

Presidents have certainly butted heads with their own parties in the past, but this is debatably the most petty and freaky behavior we've seen from the White House in the modern era.

A McConnell spokesman did not comment on Trump's tweets.

Trump's social media director Dan Scavino lambasted McConnell on Twitter earlier on Wednesday for offering "more excuses". Yet, The New York Times wrote that by antagonising McConnell, Trump risks upending an already charged relationship with lawmakers who have joined him in the Republican government.

Boltansky, whose base case is a "modest" tax-cut package in the first half of 2018, said this back-and-forth was a "headwind" for any policy push by the GOP.