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Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 10, 2017 06:22PM
OOps, Turtles In The Soup!
[apnews.com]


"I hired his wife. Deal's a deal!"

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure.

Trump called McConnell’s failure to pass an “Obamacare” repeal last month “a disgrace.” Asked if McConnell should consider stepping aside or retiring, an outcome some conservatives are openly clamoring for, the president’s response was far from a vote of confidence.

“Well I 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,” the president told reporters in Bedminster, New Jersery, where he is in the midst of a 17-day break from Washington.

Trump later added that he is “very disappointed in Mitch” but would be the first to praise him if legislation begins moving, once again presenting himself as a passive observer in the process rather than a dealmaker with the presidential pulpit.

There was no immediate response from McConnell’s office.
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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 10, 2017 06:42PM
45 is sooo right. Others must fulfill his campaign promises not 45. Who have ever heard of a president working congress to get bills passed? Sit back Donnie and let others do the work then you can take the deserved credit.RollingEyesSmiley5



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2017 06:43PM by samintx.
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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 10, 2017 07:17PM
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samintx
45 is sooo right. Others must fulfill his campaign promises not 45. Who have ever heard of a president working congress to get bills passed? Sit back Donnie and let others do the work then you can take the deserved credit.RollingEyesSmiley5

Come on! He had his signing pen ready and waiting. How much can one man do?
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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 10, 2017 08:58PM
Trump can alienate himself completely from congress. It'll only strengthen his brand with the lowbrows who put him in office last November. 8 years of this nonsense could well take 8 decades to reverse.
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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 10, 2017 09:04PM
Do we HAVE to let him back in the White House?

What happened with the Russia vote - passed with an overwhelming, veto-proof super-majority - is how Jessie Ventura lost control over MN politics.

One can only hope our Congress does the same.
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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 11, 2017 07:03AM
....he seems to blame everyone else when things go wrong and not himself for not being able to get people to work together.......



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Re: Trump sez McConnell must deliver or step aside
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 11, 2017 09:44AM
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bfd
Trump can alienate himself completely from congress. It'll only strengthen his brand with the lowbrows who put him in office last November. 8 years of this nonsense could well take 8 decades to reverse.

You're completely missing the point of the anti-McConnell campaign. The goal is to push him out of leadership and bully GOP senators who are vulnerable in upcoming elections into electing a nutjob who will push to abolish the filibuster altogether.

That's how 45 wants to get his legislative Ws - with 51 votes. He can't win the game he's playing, so he's going to try to change the rules. If this happens, of course, the forecast is far grimmer than your prediction above...



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/2017 09:45AM by rjmacs.
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