They really have no clue how to govern.
President Trump has managed to blame fellow Republicans for his failure to produce a single significant legislative win. He has, of course, preferred not to take any responsibility for the Republican’s failure to deliver on their agenda. To that end, the President has gone on the offensive against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). For his part, McConnell has not let the President’s attacks go unanswered.
McConnell Puts Some of the Blame on Trump
Mitch McConnell is not known for aggressively worded attacks, especially on members of his own party. While speaking to a Rotary Club in Kentucky Monday, during the August recess, McConnell made several comments pointing to Trump’s part in the GOP repeal and replaced failure.
McConnell said, “Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that [lawmakers] haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point.”
McConnell implied that the President’s demand for Obamacare repeal to happen quickly, made the failure appear more damning then it was. With more then a hint of condescension, McConnell continued to say, “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.”
The President reportedly first called McConnell to chastise him for his comments. The President has been blaming McConnell and Republicans in the senate for the failure of their attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare since the bill died in the Senate in July.
After calling McConnell, Trump took to Twitter early Thursday morning saying,
The President later tweeted,
At some point, the President may decide it wise to stop attacking Republicans, especially since the Democrats are laying the groundwork to challenge vulnerable Republicans to win back the House and possibly the Senate. On second thought let them implode so we can get these idiots out of power.