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Donald Trump Fires Back at Mitch McConnell for 'Excessive Expectations' Comment

11 August 2017

After all, McConnell has a narrow majority to deal with.

Newt Gingrich on Thursday called it "absurd" and "goofy" that President Donald Trump is blaming Senate Republicans for the failure of healthcare reform, saying the president has to shoulder some of the blame himself.

Presidents have certainly butted heads with their own parties in the past, but this is debatably the most petty and weird behavior we've seen from the White House in the modern era.

"Americans are so sick of these career politicians and their line of work and that's why they elected Donald Trump", conservative author, commentator and former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey told Fox Business.

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"Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done". Trump asked in a tweet. But Mr Trump has continued to tweet about the issue, and wrote that "unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!"

"All I hear is repeal and replace". Legislators left Washington for the August recess without having achieved any of the major legislative victories that top Republicans had promised in January to finish by now.

"The leader has spoken repeatedly about the path forward regarding Obamacare repeal on the Senate floor, at media availabilities multiple times and in Kentucky", said spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier in an email. "It's not like we made this up overnight". But the beginnings of the broader argument against the GOP are all right there, in 140 characters at a time. His targets have begun to narrow, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is firmly in his crosshairs. "It just doesn't help enact any part of his agenda, and it sends a further troubling sign to Capitol Hill Republicans already wary of the White House".

"And the rest? They are phony baloney", Dobbs said, introducing a new slogan: "Ditch Mitch".

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For one, Republicans have never really reached a consensus about upending health care.

Analysts suggest the fight could be damaging to the GOP agenda push.

All of this is complicated by the fact that the unelected party infrastructure is aligning itself more with Trump.

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.

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