(National Sentinel) Politics: It should be fairly obvious by now that Donald J. Trump did not run for president just to come to Washington and “go along to get along.”
According to sources who spoke to Fox News, the president ripped into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during a 10-minute phone call Wednesday for his failure to win enough support for Obamacare repeal and replace, like he and other GOP senators and congressman have been promising, many for as long as the Affordable Care Act has been the law of the land.
Trump also had some choice words about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has been a nonstop a-hole to Trump since the president, as a GOP candidate, criticized him for spending six years as a captive in Vietnam:
The source said Trump was reacting angrily to McConnell’s remarks at a Rotary Club speech Monday in his home state of Kentucky in which he suggested that the president, given his lack of political experience, suffers from “excessive expectations” about what both chambers of Congress can get done.
During the approximately 10-minute phone call, the source said, the president curtly told McConnell he did not appreciate the criticism and still expects Republican leaders to push for repealing ObamaCare, even though that has largely been shelved for now.
The source added that Trump also told McConnell he is unhappy with U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who cast a decisive vote against repealing ObamaCare without a replacement in place. McCain, who is battling brain cancer, also slammed the president’s aggressive rhetoric on North Korea this week.
The source said the president mused to McConnell that he does not understand why the majority leader is allowing McCain to keep his powerful chairmanship of the Senate Armed Services Committee after bucking the party.
Later, Trump softened his McConnell criticism in a tweet:
“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”
Yes, why not? Trump is absolutely right to put McConnell and the other Senate RINOs in the hot seat over this — especially McCain, who has put his Trump hate above doing what he knows is right for his state and his country.
When they knew Obama was going to veto it, they sent him repeal measure after repeal measure, and now McConnell and Co. want to act as though Trump and the American people supporting him are the unreasonable ones.
The president isn’t accepting that, and neither should any of us.
Granted, it took Obama and the Democrats more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act. But after years of being told, “Give us the House, the Senate and the presidency and Republicans will repeal and replace it,” and voters giving the GOP carte blanche control over the lawmaking apparatuses of government, why shouldn’t we expect them to come through for us?
Maybe it will take a fraud lawsuit to get Republicans “motivated” enough to do what they promised to do. Now there’s an idea…