Trump, aide attack McConnell as inept
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.”