Donald Trump Takes Another Shot at Mitch McConnell for Obamacare Failure

Posted August 11, 2017

Following a dramatic late night vote last month to kill the Senate GOP's latest health care bill, a frustrated McConnell-who has made repealing Obamacare one of his biggest political priorities-said that Trump has been pinning his hopes too high.

The Senate leader on Monday at the Rotary Club in Florence, Kentucky, disapproved Trump's ignorance of legislative processes.

Trump has been sniping at McConnell for several days on Twitter, a reaction to McConnell's earlier remarks that the president was new to Washington and doesn't realize how hard it is to pass legislation.

In the tweet Trump sent about McConnell on Wednesday, Aug. 9, he said, "Senator Mitch McConnell said I had 'excessive expectations, ' but I don't think so".

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Since 2010, Republicans have vowed to pass a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, former president Barack Obama's signature domestic legislative achievement that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. "Obviously there's some frustration", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday.

Dobbs said McConnell is "shamelessly" trying to blame Trump for his own failures. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said that McCain's health may have played a role in his decision to vote against the Senate's "skinny repeal".

Price said in an interview with Fox News that the "onus is on Congress" to find a solution to rising premiums in the ACA's exchanges, particularly in the wake of Anthem's further exchange exits this week.

This post was updated with a comment by Sanders and Trump's second tweet.

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A representative from McConnell's office reported that, in spite of any statements that may appear to be in-fighting, the Senate Majority is indeed allied with the President's cause to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

"Let's start with 'Ditch Mitch.' And [House Speaker Paul] Ryan, don't get the idea that means you are off the hook either".

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