Trump Continues Assault On Mitch McConnell With Another Angry Tweet
President Donald Trump on Thursday morning launched another Twitter attack against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Obamacare repeal failure, complaining online that the Kentucky Republican “couldn’t get it done” on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.
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
It was the second time in as many days that Trump lashed out against McConnell over the GOP’s failure last month to pass the Republican health care bill known as Trumpcare.
Republican Congressional candidates across the country have run on for more than seven years promising to repeal and replace Obamacare and Trump made it a major part of his own presidential campaign.
But Senate Republicans struggled to find consensus on what exactly their replacement for Obamacare should look like and upset some members by moving forward with the legislation outside of the traditional committee process. Ultimately, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted against a so-called “skinny repeal,” sinking GOP efforts at least for the time being.
In the wake of the failed vote, McConnell said “it is time to move on” from healthcare and onto other legislative priorities, a stance that has infuriated a desperate president Trump.
At an event in Kentucky earlier this week, McConnell said he found the notion that Congress had accomplished nothing thus far under Trump “extremely irritating” and said the president had “excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process” because he was new to politics.