President Trump suggests McConnell should step down if he can't deliver on legislative agenda
McConnell will resign during Trump's presidency?
President Trump today urged Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell to "get back to work" on health care, tax reform, and other crucial GOP legislative goals. The president continues his 17-day 'working vacation' in Bedminster, N.J., and the Congressional recess has revealed some GOP rifts - the most high-profile being the one between Trump and McConnell. Asked if McConnell should consider retiring from his post, President Trump said the following: "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.”
White House acknowledges 'frustration' with McConnell:
"You can see the president's tweets. Obviously there's some frustration. I don't have anything more to add," Sarah Huckabee said early Thursday afternoon.
The president's Twitter account in recent days has been split almost evenly between North Korea and Mitch McConnell:
A GOP Senate candidate calls for McConnell to resign, but Trump just endorsed McConnell's favored candidate:
“We need new leadership in the Senate if they can’t get the job done. He (McConnell) has a job to do and if he can’t do it, then as the apprentice would say, you’re fired. Get somebody who can," Brooks said.
But Brooks faces an uphill battle in his Senate bid - his opponent, Luther Strange, has McConnell's backing. And, in a move some are calling baffling, he has Trump's, too: