Trump Slams McConnell Again on Obamacare Repeal Failure

Trump Slams McConnell Again on Obamacare Repeal Failure

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not being successful at repealing and replacing Obamacare.

"This whole thing is absurd", Gingrich said when asked about Trump's tweets and the tension with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. All I hear is repeal and replace, and then I get there and I said where's the bill?

Donald Trump has vented his anger against any number of political opponents on Twitter, but the latest target of USA presidential scorn is the Senate leader of his own Republican Party, Mitch McConnell.

Earlier this week, McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, blamed the defeat partly on Trump's inexperience, saying the president has "excessive expectations" and doesn't fully understand how Congress works.

Trump has been building the case against his fellow Republicans for some time, but it came to a head late last month as Obamacare repeal began its path in the Senate.

But that's not all folks, while the president tweet-ordered Congress to go back to work from his vacation home in New Jersey, he also took the time to keep up his rant while speaking to reporters.

President Donald Trump has made a habit out of ridiculing his own party on social media - and he's at it again.

The president has failed to notch up a major legislative win since taking office in January, although Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives.

"Replacing Obamacare ... may take three or four or five years and it may take 10 or 12 different bills", Gingrich said.

He also spoke to one of the senators, Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who introduced a bill that could potentially protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the President, though it was not known whether the bill was addressed during the conversation. Let's count the ways in which this is unhelpful to the president. They lost by one vote.

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

Trump had put repealing and replacing Obamacare at the forefront of his presidential campaign, together with building a wall on the Mexican border.

Changes to the health care system are looking less and less likely this year. "Growing animated, Mr. Trump emphasized that he would continue to push for a repeal, the person said, and suggested Mr. McConnell do the same".

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