Despite Public Tension, McConnell Promises He And Trump Have ‘Shared Goals’
President Donald Trump has lumped significant public blame for the failure of Congress' repeal-and-replace efforts on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's shoulders.
The Associated Press:
McConnell Says He And Trump Are United On 'Shared Goals'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation." ... Trump has criticized McConnell for the Senate's rejection of the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health law. He suggested McConnell might need to step aside as leader if he can't push top bills through the chamber. (8/23)
Kaiser Health News:
McConnell’s Kentucky Loses Big If Repeal Revives. Will He Keep Trying?
Tricia Petrucci hasn’t quite reached the point where she regrets her vote for President Donald Trump. It would be understandable if she did, because Trump — and her senator, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — are trying to curb the medical services that sustain her 11-year-old stepson, who battles severe cerebral palsy. She is aware of the irony when she chats with her Louisville neighbor, Ann Pipes, a Democrat whose own son is 11 and struggles with a disability. (McAuliff and Gillespie, 8/24)