According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump has high expectations that he expects to be done in a quick manner.
He went after Trump’s “excessive expectations” of legal processes on Monday, expressing his frustration.
McConnell said, “Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process. And so, part of the reason I think people feel like we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality and the complexity of legislature may not have been fully understood.”
He’s right. Trump hasn’t done that “line” of work before. He has run multi-million dollar businesses though and he knows how to make things work.
President Trump fired back on Wednesday. He tweeted, “Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
It’s interesting that McConnell would whine so much about Trump. Perhaps he’s not used to having to get work done in a timely manner? Now he has a commander who demands for work to actually be done and ol’ Mitch can’t handle it.
The Hill reports:
Trump’s tweet comes weeks after the Senate failed to pass legislation repealing ObamaCare. During the process, Trump and his GOP allies often were not on the same page.
If the finger pointing continues, it could endanger the president’s effort to pass a major overhaul of the tax code by year’s end.
The squabbling could also shadow two must-pass votes when Congress returns to Washington in September: a government-funding bill and a measure to extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority.
Frustration with Congress has spread among Trump and his allies ever since the late July failure on healthcare.
“More excuses. @SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years – in addition to the 7 years — to repeal and replace Obamacare,” White House social media Dan Scavino tweeted earlier Wednesday, in language the president mimicked in his own tweet.
Fox News host Sean Hannity, a vocal Trump backer, lambasted McConnell as “WEAK” and “SPINELESS” in a late Tuesday night tweet.
Perhaps it’s time to drain the swamp of the RINOs, such as McConnell, John McCain, and Paul Ryan. They are not working to better the lives of the people who put them in office. No, they are working to make their wallets fatter.