Trump Continues Hammering McConnell Over Healthcare Failure

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That changed after McConnell said Trump had "excessive expectations" about what congress would be able to achieve during a speech in Florence Tuesday.

Chatterjee, a Kentucky native, is replacing Cheryl LaFleur, a Democrat whom Trump had picked to temporarily lead the commission. Trump has chose to blame the Kentucky Republican Senator for the GOP's failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare, after seven years of telling voters it was their main objective.

Donald Trump took another shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday, telling him to "get back to work" on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner (another ACA critic) has predicted that Obamacare repeal would never become reality because the legislation has been in place for too long and because of ideological differences within the GOP. Trump asked in a tweet. "Trump and McConnell are linchpins in the legislative process, and these comments suggest a deep divide in both tone and substance".

McConnell's remark also prompted a rebuke Wednesday from Dan Scavino, the White House social media director. "You can do it!" But the revised bill didn't pass after three Republicans opposed it in a dramatic July 28 Senate vote. But they continue to butt heads with a White House that's unhappy with where they left the health care debate.

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The exchanges likely will not help relations between the president and Republican senators.

Republicans placed health care at the top of their 2017 agenda when the year began.

President Donald Trump clearly has the Senate majority leader on his mind.

McConnell also said he would not impose an artificial deadline on getting tax reform done.

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That followed a Tweet directed at McConnell on the same topic earlier in the day.

McConnell reportedly told rotary guests that the president's lack of political experience was to blame for the delays around repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "Obviously there's some frustration".

A study by a nonpartisan group says the Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers. The party holds a slim majority in the 100-seat chamber. Badly. And despite the health care setback, McConnell still inspires considerable loyalty among his colleagues.

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