Scavino, who has ardently defended the President against critics in the past, posted McConnell’s exact remarks on his personal Twitter and added his own take. The White House has said it hopes for votes on tax legislation in both chambers by November.
Since his election, Trump has criticized other members of the Republican Party on numerous occasions, most notably Sen.
The US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again for the failure to repeal Obamacare. “You can do it!”
“Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before”.
The public spat has some Republicans calling for calm as Congress is poised to take on an array of tough issues next month, including the debt ceiling, appropriations and taxes. Less than 8 hours later, he was on Twitter attacking Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
President Donald Trump intensified his rhetorical assault on Sen.
GOP divisions widen with Trump-vs. When they are attacked from the outside they really tend to band together. “Governing is a team sport”. Republican congressional leaders, including McConnell, chose a strategy of pursuing repeal and replacement through the budget reconciliation process.
First, Congress is already ignoring him; Republicans have made clear they are moving on from health care and his peevish rant won’t change their minds.
Trump, tweeting from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., said McConnell should “get back to work” to pass health care, tax and infrastructure legislation.
“If (special counsel Robert) Mueller ever makes an impeachment referral, probably no one more important to Trump’s fate than McConnell”.
The bad news for Trump? Luther Strange for the GOP nomination for his Senate seat, responded angrily to Trump’s endorsement of Strange. He’s paid numerous visits to the White House this year and traveled with Trump in March to Louisville. “It’s pretty obvious on health care our problem was not the Democrats”, McConnell said on August 1. Mitch McConnell Thursday, days after the Senate’s most powerful Republican said Trump had put “excessive expectations” on Congress to pass his legislative agenda. McConnell’s lame excuses, other Republicans are beginning to show signs of irritation with the majority leader.
Earlier Thursday, Trump said he would withhold judgment when he was asked by a reporter whether McConnell should step down. “This is exactly why Trump won – to shake up Washington, and that includes Republicans”. And Trump still wants a win on taxes before lawmakers leave Washington for the winter holiday.
“I’m not aware of how long”, Sanders said of the call. “I fully support him”. “And they also have the ability to remove Trump from office”.
“I’ll let this President speak for himself and his tactics”, he later said.
As for the rising tensions with North Korea, NBC’s Cynthia McFadden and team report that the Pentagon has prepared the use of B-1 bombers on North Korea’s missile sites. But in the absence of that, we’re going to be moving on.