Trump slams Senate Majority Leader for Obamacare repeal failure

Friday, 11 Aug, 2017

In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump criticized McConnell for recent remarks suggesting the president's limited political experience contributed to unreasonably high expectations for health care reform. During an event in his home state of Kentucky on Tuesday, McConnell asserted that the president had "excessive expectations" about Congress' ability to deliver on Trump's agenda including health care.

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

Earlier Wednesday morning, Don Scavino, director of social media for Mr. Trump, had slightly more pointed words for Mr. McConnell.

But Trump is not the only one losing his patience. The administration has also been mired in investigations into contacts between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and distracted by infighting among high-level White House staff. That's in the lap of Congress, in the lap of the House and the Senate. "They have to work together". Trump might revel in sticking a knife in the back of the party he inhabited to reach the White House, but as a practical matter, a president as weak as this one, with brewing legal problems and waning support from the GOP base, can not afford to be friendless. Trump has previously heaped the blame on Democrats, and on the Republican senators who voted against the bills. But Mr Trump has continued to tweet about the issue, and wrote that "unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!" "You can do it!", Mr Trump wrote in his latest tweet.

"If people can show me 50 votes for anything that would make progress on that, I'll turn back to it".

"Part of the reason, I think, that the story line is that we haven't done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point", McConnell said Monday. "Let's hope he get it done". But after Trump's testy exchange with her, they couldn't win her over. There will be more tweets and statement like this from GOP senators.

A pro-Trump super PAC threatened to run adds against Nevada Sen. The longest serving Republican senator, Sen. Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Chris Coons of DE introduced legislation that would further protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation, from being ousted.

Did he call McConnell from the Oval Office?

Former Pennsylvania utility regulator Robert Powelson was sworn in Thursday as a FERC member, giving the five-member panel a voting quorum for the first time since February. "I think it would be helpful if the President would be a little more on message".

But the Trump administration hasn't followed through on its promise to present a health care plan, either.

Trump, who is on a "working vacation" also called on McConnell to get back to work on his agenda. "You can do it!"