Trump's vacation message to McConnell: 'Get back to work'

Trevor Jackson
Августа 11, 2017

After Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell reportedly stated that Trump had "excessive expectations" of the democratic process, the President responded swiftly via Twitter, sparking a highly-visible feud between the two.

"Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before".

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.

Trump's response came shortly after his social media director, Dan Scavino Jr., blasted McConnell's comments as "more excuses".

President Donald Trump is again criticizing fellow Republicans over the failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump resumed his taunts of McConnell on Thursday, using Twitter to express disbelief that the Senate leader couldn't get Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. McConnell. "Obviously there's some frustration".

McConnell has been frustrated by what he considers the president's lack of understanding about the way Congress works before. "You can do it!"

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When asked about Trump's relationship with McConnell Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred reporters to his tweets. Cole said not repealing Obamacare was a congressional failure, not a presidential one.

Lawmakers will be faced with tax reform, an infrastructure plan and will have to wrestle with the debt ceiling on their arrival. And Republicans are gearing up for a big push on tax reform.

Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate, making the crash of their bill acutely painful for the party.

McConnell later encouraged Republicans to rally behind Trump's candidacy in May 2016, saying, "He got more votes than anybody else". "Trump will gladly take whatever he gets".

It is a sign of how wrong things are going that less than seven months into total control of the Legislative and Executive Branches, Republicans are already at each other's throats.

Price said in an interview with Fox News that the "onus is on Congress" to find a solution to rising premiums in the ACA's exchanges, particularly in the wake of Anthem's further exchange exits this week.

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