After the "skinny repeal" bill failed to pass the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented that more couldn't be done to help Americans who are dealing with Obamacare's failures, but that it was "time to move forward.
"The American people are going to regret that we couldn't find a better way forward," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "And as I said, we look forward to our colleagues on the other side suggesting what they have in mind. It's time to move on."
President Trump is none too happy with this attitude, and told GOP senators they "look like fools" in this week's Saturday morning tweet storm.
Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R Party, allows 8 Dems to control country. 200 Bills sit in Senate. A JOKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
The very outdated filibuster rule must go. Budget reconciliation is killing R's in Senate. Mitch M, go to 51 Votes NOW and WIN. IT'S TIME!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
Republicans in the Senate will NEVER win if they don't go to a 51 vote majority NOW. They look like fools and are just wasting time......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
....8 Dems totally control the U.S. Senate. Many great Republican bills will never pass, like Kate's Law and complete Healthcare. Get smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
If the Senate Democrats ever got the chance, they would switch to a 51 majority vote in first minute. They are laughing at R's. MAKE CHANGE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
After seven years of "talking" Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
Trump is exactly right about what the Dems would do. "Compromise" when they are in charge means coming around to their opinion and doesn't involve any concessions on their part. And, as he says, voters will stop bailing out members of Congress - who ran on a message of repeal and replace - very soon.