President Trump said Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must prove he can get things done with a GOP majority or else it will be time to talk about ousting the longtime Republican floor leader.
After a week’s worth of back-and-forth, Mr. Trump said it was a “disgrace” for the Senate to fall one vote shy of approving an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, and said Mr. McConnell will now have to prove himself on the looming tax reform debate and on an infrastructure package the president has been promising for months.
“Then you can ask me that question,” he told reporters prodding him on Mr. McConnell’s fate.
“All I hear is repeal and replace, then I get there, i say where’s the bill, I want to sign it, first day. They don’t have it,” he said in a brief press conference at his New Jersey golf course, where he’s taking a summer vacation.
Mr. Trump hinted he may turn to Democrats to work on the infrastructure package in order to secure a victory.
“I want a very big infrastructure bill,” he said. “We may even get bipartisan on infrastructure.”
“I fully support him,” the Utah senator said on Twitter.
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