Top White House aide takes shot at Mitch McConnell after his criticisms of Trump

McconellAlex Wong/Getty ImagesA White House aide took shots at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s handling of the healthcare fight on Twitter.

The White House social media director attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for critical comments the Kentucky senator had made about President Donald Trump.

McConnell said earlier this week that Trump is frustrated with the speed of Congress because the president “has not been in this line of work before.” McConnell also told a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky that Trump had “excessive expectations” for legislators.

Dan Scavino, the White House social media director, shot back Wednesday, tweeting the slow pace of Congress was on McConnell’s shoulders.

“More excuses. @SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years – in addition to the 7 years — to repeal and replace Obamacare…..” Scavino tweeted, along with a link to a Fox Business story about McConnell’s comments.

Senate Republicans failed last month to pass a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, killing the efforts to overhaul the US healthcare system for now.

Scavino followed up with another tweet, using one of Trump’s favourite taglines: “#DrainTheSwamp! ASAP!!”


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Earlier this week, McConnell also critiqued Trump’s social media use, a position he said he has expressed to the president privately.

“I’ve been, and I will be again today, not a fan of tweeting, and I’ve said that to him privately,” McConnell said. “I think it would be helpful if the president would be a little more on message.”

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