Aug 10, 2017

Trump says McConnell's future in question if agenda stalls

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump spoke from Bedminister Thursday, saying "you can ask" if Mitch McConnell should step down if the efforts on health care, tax reform, and infrastructure fail:

  • On health care collapse: "I just want him to get repeal and replace done.... All I hear is repeal and replace, and then I get there and I said where's the bill? First day, and they don't have it."
  • On his McConnell criticism: "I said, Mitch, get to work and let's get it done. They should have had that last one done. They lost by one vote. For a thing like that to happen is a disgrace, and frankly it shouldn't have happened."
  • On whether McConnell should step down: "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."

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