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McConnell unsure if Trump can save presidency

25 Août 2017

McConnell said he and the president communicate regularly to collaborate on Republican Party priorities, which include tax reform, infrastructure legislation, avoiding a government default, and continuing to seek alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

McConnell said he and the President "are working together" on numerous policy initiatives.

The statement follows a report in The New York Times that said McConnell has privately expressed doubt as to whether president Trump can return from his series of controversies.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump's isolation grows Ellison: Trump has "level of sympathy" for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) will talk to voters Thursday in Kentucky.

United States media have reported in recent days that relations between the president and Mr McConnell have deteriorated to a point where both men have engaged in shouting matches.

"They will hold previously scheduled meetings following the August recess to discuss these critical items with members of the congressional leadership and the president's Cabinet", Sanders said.

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In response to McConnell's attempt to calm the waters, an unnamed White House official told CNN the president has no intention of speaking with McConnell until after Labor Day. "After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?"

At a news conference following the Charlottesville rally, Trump said that "both sides" were to blame for violence that erupted at the rally and that there were some "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues. This, naturally, couldn't possibly sit well with McConnell, and sure enough, the New York Times reports that the two men have not exchanged a word in weeks.

During President Trump's recent working vacation, he exhausted of criticism for not accomplishing any of his major campaign promises, six months into his job.

The sharp contrast in approaches appears to be ratcheting up tensions between the West Wing and the Republican leader. Keep in mind that he already lashed out at Arizona Senator and Trump critic Jeff Flake, so who knows how badly the petty and resentful commander-in-chief will roast Flake on his own turf.

McConnell unsure if Trump can save presidency