From The Gateway Pundit:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had it easy with former President Obama. An understanding was in place that after the GOP became the majority in Congress, McConnell could grandstand all he wanted for political gain, knowing he’d never have to actually follow through on any promises because Obama would never sign the bill.
With President Trump, it’s a whole different ball game for the do-nothing Congress, who are now expected to follow through on years of promises.
McConnell was left with a stain on his legislative record after the healthcare bill failed to pass the Senate. McConnell went on to complain to a Rotary Club gathering in his home state about President Trump’s “excessive expectations.” President Trump promptly fired back, floating the idea that McConnell should perhaps resign if he wasn’t able to help pass the White House’s agenda. According to The Hill, President Trump’s offensive has left McConnell “stunned.”
The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did not intend to pick a fight when he questioned President Trump’s expectations and was surprised by the explosion it produced, according to people close to the Senate GOP leader.
McConnell and Trump spoke Wednesday about what McConnell’s allies characterized as a misunderstanding, but that did little to quell the president’s anger.
“We should have had healthcare approved,” Trump said Friday from his New Jersey golf club. “[McConnell] should have known that he had a couple of votes that turned on him and that should have been very easy to handle, whether it’s through the fact that can take away a committee chairmanship or do whatever you have to do.”
Sources close to McConnell say he is stunned by Trump’s attacks, which have only increased in recent days, as an attack on a member of his own team.
Some in the Trump administration, however, think McConnell should have seen it coming.
A senior administration official expressed “100 percent agreement” with the president that McConnell has not done enough to advance his legislative agenda.
The source cited McConnell’s failure to pass healthcare reform and the record-slow pace in confirming his nominees to key executive branch positions.