Trump slams McConnell for ObamaCare repeal failure

FANCY FARM Ky. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks Saturday August 5 at the 137th annual Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County Ky

It could further complicate GOP policy efforts like tax reform.

"I am honored that President Trump has designated me as Chairman of the Commission until Kevin McIntyre is confirmed, and I am eager to take on this responsibility", Chatterjee said in a statement.

That makes Thursday's tweet the second in consecutive days that has singled out McConnell - a move that serves to fire up his base but could jeopardize any potential cooperation between the two once the August recess ends next month. "It is breathtaking in its dysfunctionality". For comparison, he noted that President Barack Obama did not sign his signature Affordable Care Act into law until March of 2010, more than a year after taking office.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican, on Thursday defended McConnell on Fox News. "After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?" he wrote.

Price's interview comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that the president set "artificial deadlines" for Congress on its repeal, reports The Wall Street Journal.

"You can do it!" the President said, acknowledging the important position of McConnell, as a key leader of the Trump agenda in the Congress.

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.


Repealing and replacing the law, commonly known as Obamacare, was also a key promise Trump had made on the campaign trail. You can see the bus coming. "Obviously there's some frustration". "You can do it!" He specifically told McConnell to get rid of the filibuster rule, telling him "it's time" to change the rules.

"For a thing like that to happen is a disgrace", Trump said.

Some Republicans have already come out in defense of McConnell.

On Wednesday though, in the wake of Trump's own escalating feud with McConnell, Brooks tried to seize an opening, urging the president to reconsider his endorsement since Brooks wants to oust McConnell from GOP leadership. This is not a parliamentary system where the head of government can dissolve the government.

A massive tax reform package should have been done by now, based on Trump's initial timetable, and an infrastructure package should have been on the way.

Picking fights with the Senate GOP leader - after Trump's on-again-off-again relationship with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) - show how hard it will be for Republicans to reach the goals on their agenda heading into the fall.

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