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Mitch McConnell’s ‘Excessive Expectations’ Comment Draws Trump’s Ire

Original story at nytimes.com• 20 mentions • 2 months ago

nytimes.com 2 months ago

 
Mr. McConnell’s office declined to confirm the call or address questions about it. His message echoed the criticisms in recent days from many conservative news media figures and activists, who blame Mr. McConnell for failing to corral the necessary 51 votes to keep the repeal effort alive. Yet by antagonizing Mr. McConnell, the president’s often inscrutable Senate partner in conservative policy making, Mr. Trump risks upending an already charged relationship with lawmakers who have joined him in this shotgun marriage of unified Republican government. Mr. McConnell’s team sought to play down any animosity, noting that he also hopes to proceed ...
 
 
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10 Aug
KentBottles @KentBottles
Mitch McConnell’s ‘Excessive Expectations’ Comment Draws Trump’s Ire https://t.co/KAzUq6j2ad
10 Aug
Brian Beutler @brianbeutler
RT @amyfiscus: One of Trump's meetings and calls! didn't go so well, per @mattfleg @maggieNYT https://t.co/OBuLBLCSe2
10 Aug
Robert Loerzel @robertloerzel
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Cranky Granny 😡🇨🇦 @_dralaterdzo
RT @tribelaw: The nation is lucky that Trump is so bad at winning support in Congress: https://t.co/TlFwe094wy
10 Aug
Tom Weber @webertom1
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
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10 Aug
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RT @costareports: President Trump grew "animated" in phone call Wednesday with Majority Leader McConnell https://t.co/rrU344pjCo
10 Aug
Gwen Ashley Walters @chefgwen
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Josh Kraushaar @HotlineJosh
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Greg Sherrow @GregSherrow
RT @tribelaw: The nation is lucky that Trump is so bad at winning support in Congress: https://t.co/TlFwe094wy
10 Aug
Carol @CarolMaeWY
RT @ASlavitt: Expect Trump to keep pressing ACA repeal through September at least. https://t.co/u6hDVS3ERd https://t.co/YdWYp5tWcK
10 Aug
Patrick LaForge @palafo
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Wise_Diva @wise_diva
RT @mattfleg: "Attacking the Senate majority leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible." And yet: https://t.co/AE2XFap8ke
10 Aug
Oliver Darcy @oliverdarcy
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Blake Hounshell @blakehounshell
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
NYT Politics @nytpolitics
Growing animated, Trump emphasized that he would continue to push for a repeal, and suggested McConnell do the same https://t.co/B3DOXd8RRO
10 Aug
Lou Lumenick @LouLumenick
RT @maggieNYT: W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
W @mattfleg, Trump had a less than pleasant phone call w McConnell today prior to that tweet https://t.co/3cMvlrt1Ly
10 Aug
The New York Times @nytimes
RT @mattfleg: "Attacking the Senate majority leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible." And yet: https://t.co/AE2XFap8ke
09 Aug
Laura Rozen @lrozen
RT @mattfleg: "Attacking the Senate majority leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible." And yet: https://t.co/AE2XFap8ke