As President Donald Trump wages a war of Tweets on a series of selected enemies, he has taken to mocking Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. John McCain in private, according to Axios.
The report comes the morning after the Alabama Senate primary in which Roy Moore, a right-wing insurgent candidate, bested interim Senator Luther Strange, who was backed by the president at McConnell’s behest.
Per Axios, Trump sees this, and other recent flubs (looking at you, Graham-Cassidy) as the result of “failed leadership” by Senate Republicans.
And as the president vents about these concerns, he has “taken to physically mocking” both McConnell and McCain, the Arizona senator who has helped to thwart a number of GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
For McConnell, Trump has reportedly began mocking his “slumped shoulders; lethargic body language.” For McCain, it’s “imitating the thumbs-down of his historic health-care vote.”
As Axios notes, Trump’s venting comes at a time when the president is increasingly isolated and boxed-in on a number of issues: health care failures and the Alabama upset aside, there’s a pretty serious humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico — and while Trump announced he will be heading to the island next week, his tepid response to the crisis and focus on the NFL has drawn heavy criticism.
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