On Wednesday afternoon, President Trump addressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) “excessive expectations” in regards to getting bills passed. McConnell blamed the president’s lack of experience for his frustration with the “democratic process.”
In his tweet, Trump wrote: “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”
Speaking to a Rotary group Tuesday in northern Kentucky, McConnell blamed President Trump for the public’s displeasure with the Senate’s performance. “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell said.
Ironically, McConnell also criticized the president’s social media habits and told the audience he is not a fan of tweeting. “I’ve said that to him privately, and to him at events, publicly. I think it would be helpful if the president was a little more on message.”
He also emphasized to the audience that the lines of communication between the executive and legislative branch remain strong.
Trump tweeted earlier today on why the U.S. is the strongest country in the modern world and addressed the escalating issue of nuclear proliferation and North Korea. Trump asserts that his top priority when he was ascended to the Oval Office was to strengthen the U.S. nuclear arsenal in the case that the U.S. ever truly had to defend itself from foreign enemies.
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
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