Even if it may sound unbelievable for President Trump’s fan base, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the POTUS on Monday over his excessive expectations (from politicians, nota bene) as he was speaking to a group of voters during a gathering at the Kentucky Rotary Club.
Basically, in Mitch McConnell’s view, it’s the President’s fault that the US Congress failed miserably in repealing/replacing Obamacare, or to pass comprehensive legislation with regard to immigration, border control or tax relief. Senate Majority Leader vented about Donald Trump’s lack of political experience (which is actually a good thing), complaining about the POTUS’ obsession with short timelines, which are not what the US Congress is used to do and can actually accomplish.
And Trump accusing the Congress of not supporting his agenda (read campaign promises, for which the American people put him into office) doesn’t help with salvaging the Congress’ awful reputation, nor gets things done. To quote McConnell:
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process. So part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.”
It’s us, the plebes, who fail to recognize the complexities of the political process, see? However, calls for the ousting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have already begun, following Senator John McCain’s treasonous vote which killed all the chances of repealing Obamacare.
— CNN (@CNN) July 28, 2017
I have two words for you: term limits for Congress. Also, one may wonder how much time is enough for the Congress to actually get things done. Republicans have been telling us for 8 years they need to control both Houses (and now the Presidency) in order to get rid of Obamacare. President Trump’s expectations are just where they should be: high, ahead of schedule and under budget, just like with his businesses. That why he was put into office in the first place.
Via ABC News