President Trump continues on tear against McConnell over Obamacare

President Trump continues on tear against McConnell over Obamacare

Also joining the fray was Fox News Host Sean Hannity, a close Trump ally.

Republicans placed health care at the top of their 2017 agenda when the year began.

On Wednesday, Trump lashed out at McConnell after the Kentucky Republican appeared to suggest in a speech Monday the president lacks the political experience to understand how Congress works.

President Donald Trump slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter for the second day in a row Thursday over the failure of Congress to overhaul the nation's healthcare system, escalating a war of words with the key Republican. He's also complaining about what he calls President Trump's "excessive expectations" when it comes to the pace of congressional legislation.

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On energy, Trump is waiting for the McConnell-led Senate to confirm his nomination of Washington lawyer Kevin McIntyre as FERC chairman.

"The leader has spoken repeatedly about the path forward regarding Obamacare repeal on the Senate floor, at media availabilities multiple times and in Kentucky", said spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier in an email.

Trump has been sniping at McConnell for several days on Twitter, a reaction to McConnell's earlier remarks that the president was new to Washington and doesn't realize how hard it is to pass legislation.

The conservative Brooks has criticized McConnell before, accusing him of doing a poor job of crafting a health care bill that could pass the Senate.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell told a group of constituents that Republican senators are not "under-performing" - Trump is assigning them 'artificial deadlines.

McConnell's criticism - Trump is a newbie in politics and doesn't totally get that things move incrementally even in the best of times - seems relatively mild especially compared to Scavino's response.

Trump has not been afraid to use his Twitter account to attack congressmen, but until recently had generally stayed away from McConnell who is one of the most powerful men in Washington.

The president tweeted Thursday morning that McConnell has "screamed" for seven years about the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act but "couldn't get it done". He signed off with a somewhat encouraging message: "You can do it!"

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