President Trump Threatens McConnell over Health Care: Failure to Pass Was ‘A Disgrace’


The feud between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to escalate — with the President stopping just short of calling on the Kentucky Senator to resign his leadership post.

In brief remarks to the press pool on Wednesday, Trump blasted McConnell — and the Senate as a whole — once again over the failure to pass an Obamacare repeal.

“What they have been doing and what they have been getting away with is a tragedy,” Trump said. “And it can’t be allowed.”

Pushing back at the idea floated by McConnell that Trump has “excessive expectations” about what can be accomplished by his body and the U.S. government as a whole, Trump argued that expecting Obamacare repeal passage is indeed reasonable.

“We should’ve had this last one done,” Trump said. “They lost by one vote. For thing like that to happen is a disgrace. Frankly, it shouldn’t have happened.”

And then, Trump was asked if McConnell should consider stepping down as Majority Leader.

His answer? A far cry from “No.”

“I’ll tell you what,” Trump said. “If he doesn’t get repeal and replace done, and if he doesn’t get taxes done — meaning cuts and reform — and if he doesn’t get a very easy one to get done infrastructure, if he doesn’t get them done, then you can ask me that question. You can ask me the question.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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