Trump continued his attacks on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican. The president suggested that McConnell should consider resigning if he can’t pass key legislation.
During a press availability, Trump was asked by reporters whether he thinks McConnell should step down as majority leader based on his tweets. Trump responded that if McConnell doesn’t get Obamacare repeal, tax cuts, and infrastructure done, “then you can ask me that question.”
“Well, I’ll tell you what,” Trump said. “If he doesn’t get repeal and replace done, 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 that done, then you should ask me that question.”
Trump took issue with what he saw as a lack of preparedness on the part of congressional Republicans to deliver on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“I just want him to get repeal and replace done,” Trump said of McConnell. “I’ve been hearing repeal and replace for seven years… all I hear is repeal and replace. And then I get there and I say ‘where is the bill’ because I want to sign it first day and they don’t have it.”
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