Better late than never.
President Donald Trump finally slammed Surrender Caucus Leader Mitch McConnell over his utter failure to lead Senate Republicans to fulfill their seven-year long promise to repeal Obamacare, the 2,700-page debacle that has destroyed health care for millions of Americans, causing both insurance premiums and deductibles to unnecessarily skyrocket, when it was promised to do exactly the opposite.
In a brief press conference on Thursday, the president told reporters that if Mitch McConnell can’t repeal Obamacare and pass a tax overhaul bill, then questioning whether McConnell should stay in power is a fair one.
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Over the past two days, Trump has peppered McConnell on Twitter over his failure to repeal Obamacare, shots that were in response to McConnell whining that the president’s expectations of the Senate were “excessive.”
“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so,” the president wrote on Twitter. “After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”
Referring to his new kerfuffle with McConnell, the president said today:
“But I said, ‘Mitch, get to work and let’s get it done.’ They should have had this last one done — they lost by one vote [repealing Obamacare]. For a thing like that to happen is a disgrace. And frankly, it shouldn’t have happened, that I can tell you.”
A reporter then asked if Senator McConnell should step down, noting that Trump loyalist Sean Hannity and many other conservatives are calling for him to retire.
President Trump responded:
“Well, I’ll tell you what, 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.”