Trump, aide at­tack McCon­nell as in­ept

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - Stephen Dinan

Pres­i­dent Trump de­liv­ered a Twit­ter spank­ing to the Se­nate’s top Repub­li­can on Wed­nes­day, ques­tion­ing why he was un­able to wran­gle an Oba­macare re­peal bill.

“Sen­a­tor Mitch McCon­nell said I had ‘ex­ces­sive ex­pec­ta­tions,’ but I don’t think so,” Mr. Trump said in an af­ter­noon tweet from his New Jersey va­ca­tion. “Af­ter 7 years of hear­ing Re­peal & Re­place, why not done?”

Mr. McCon­nell this week told a Ro­tary Club in Ken­tucky that the pres­i­dent came into of­fice with out­sized be­liefs about what Congress could do, and said it was likely be­cause Mr. Trump was new to na­tional pol­i­tics.

Early Wed­nes­day Mr. Trump’s top so­cial me­dia aide, Dan Scavino Jr., said Mr. McCon­nell’s com­plaints about the pres­i­dent as a po­lit­i­cal novice were “more ex­cuses.”

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