Donald Trump Taunts Mitch McConnell: ‘Get Back to Work’

by CHARLIE SPIERING10 Aug 2017

President Donald Trump continued to needle Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to pass an Obamacare repeal.

“Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “You can do it!”

Earlier on Thursday, Trump challenged McConnell for failing to pass an Obamacare repeal.

“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

Yesterday, Trump challenged McConnell on Twitter after the Senate majority leader criticized his “excessive expectations” about what could be done in Congress.

“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so,” Trump wrote on Wednesday. “After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”

McConnell repeatedly complains that he is “not a fan” of Trump’s use of Twitter.

“I’ve been, and I will be again today, not a fan of tweeting, and I’ve said that to him privately, and other events publicly,” McConnell said on Tuesday. “I think it would be helpful if the president was a little more on message.”

But Trump appears eager to distance himself from the Senate majority leader for his failure to pass an Obamacare repeal.

Despite their public clash, Trump endorsed McConnell’s preferred candidate to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions in Alabama, suggesting that he is not entirely at war with the Senate leader.

“Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

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