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August 10, 2017

Trump Promises "Fire and Fury" for Mitch McConnell

Okay, he didn't go that far, but he's escalating his public criticisms of the guy who apparently thinks his main job is to protect the most liberal member of his caucus from any votes that might get them primaried by a genuine conservative.

Trump was asked further about these tweets today, and while his tone wasn't Full Trump, he did suggest that it would be time for McConnell to "step aside" if he couldn't deliver on major legislative items.

In brief remarks to reporters, Mr. Trump said the failure of Congress to advance a health-care bill is a "disgrace" and the president refused to answer a question about whether Mr. McConnell of Kentucky should step down as leader in the Senate.

"If he doesn't get repeal and replace done, if he doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done -- infrastructure -- if he doesn't get that done, then you should ask me that question," Mr. Trump said about Mr. McConnell.

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