President Donald Trump’s escalation of his rhetorical assaulton Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday did not go over well with GOP senators, but it appears to have the approval of the conservative activist base.
After sending three separate tweets tweaking McConnell over the failure to repeal Obamacare last month, Trump hit the senator during a pair of separate news conferences in Bedminster, New Jersey. He came close to calling for McConnell to step down as Senate Republican leader.
“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,” he said.
Trump made clear he remains upset over the way McConnell handled the health care debate.
"But I said, 'Mitch, get to work and let's get it done,'" he said. "They should have had this last one done. They lost by...
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