Trump destroyed his relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when he publicly attacked McConnell over his failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. The ironic part is the fact that Trump is the one who promised to deliver Americans a better health care plan all along the campaign trail.
According to The New York Times, the two men haven’t spoken in weeks.
Via The Times:
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL, THE MAJORITY LEADER, HAS DISINTEGRATED TO THE POINT THAT THEY HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO EACH OTHER IN WEEKS, AND MR. MCCONNELL HAS PRIVATELY EXPRESSED UNCERTAINTY THAT MR. TRUMP WILL BE ABLE TO SALVAGE HIS ADMINISTRATION AFTER A SERIES OF SUMMER CRISES.
Trump attacked McConnell on Twitter after McConnell said that Trump might have “excessive expectations” during a speech in Kentucky.
“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal and Replace, why not done?”
“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal and Replace ObamaCare!”
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017
The Times report adds that Trump called McConnell on August 9th:
During the call, which Mr. Trump initiated on Aug. 9 from his New Jersey golf club, the president accused Mr. McConnell of bungling the health care issue. He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader’s refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Republicans briefed on the conversation.
McConnell is concerned about the longevity of Trump’s presidency heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
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