MAGA Twitter Blasts Mitch McConnell For Saying Trump Had ‘Excessive Expectations’
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 9, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered some light criticism of President Donald Trump — who has himself been bashing lawmakers in his own party as of late — in an attempt to explain why the Republican controlled government has yet to achieve anything.
Explaining the party’s stalled agenda, McConnell said “the president and others have set these early timelines, about things need to be done by a certain point.”
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before,” McConnell said. “And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”
“And so part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood,” in reference to the administration’s hasty efforts to rush through a health care bill.
Throughout GOP lawmakers’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Trump set deadlines for the passing of various bills, and often touted their imminent passing — statements McConnell believes created unrealistic expectations for Republicans.
But the Kentucky senator’s comments raised the fury of Trump’s most ardent defenders, many of whom share the president’s sensitivity to criticism.
Sean Hannity, Fox News’s most prominent Trump lackey, was brutal in his assessment, deriding McConnell as a “WEAK, SPINELESS leader” in a tweet, and also calling for the senator to retire:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 9, 2017
Dan Scavino Jr., Trump’s social media director and guardian of the most powerful keyboard in the free world, dinged McConnell for his “excuses,” noting Republicans have had years to develop a repeal and replace of Obamacare:
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) August 9, 2017
Bill Mitchell — the most comically faithful and dogmatic caliph of MAGA Twitter — said McConnell’s expressions of disloyalty are “grounds for dismissal”:
McConnell’s condescension towards Trump claiming his naivety made him expect actual results are grounds for dismissal as Majority Leader.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 9, 2017
And let us not forget Lou Dobbs who tweeted out “Ditch Mitch” and claimed McConnell is blaming Trump for his “leadership failures,” adding a series of hashtags including “#MAGA”:
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 8, 2017
And the parade of usual suspects followed suit:
— Mark Steyn (@MarkSteynOnline) August 9, 2017
McConnell says Trump is new to this, he doesn’t know how it works. Yeah, Mitch we all know how it doesn’t work by now brother. GetOnTheStick
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) August 9, 2017
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 9, 2017
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