Trump Lashes Out At McConnell Over ‘Excessive Expectations’ Comments

President Donald Trump speaks during an event about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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After issuing fiery comments and tweets in response to reports on North Korea advancing its nuclear capabilities Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump trained his ire on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Trump hit back at McConnell after the Senate leader said that Trump has “excessive expectations” about how quickly Congress can pass legislation:

Trump’s tweet lashing out at McConnell came just a few hours after one of his closest aides, White House social media director Dan Scavino, sent a similar tweet bashing McConnell for making “excuses” for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare this summer.

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