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

Original story at nytimes.com• 20 mentions • 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 ...