President Trump Hits Back At McConnell: You've Had Seven Years to Repeal Obamacare and Failed

Posted: Aug 09, 2017 4:30 PM

Lawmakers are back in their home states after leaving Washington D.C. for August recess last week. 

During a town hall style meeting Tuesday night, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued President Trump has an unreasonable expectation of how long it takes for the democratic process to work on Capitol Hill. 

"Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the Democratic process," McConnell said. 

That comment didn't sit well with the president, who fired back on Twitter. 

President Trump has been lamenting the failure by Republicans to repeal Obamacare for months. A last ditch effort failed in the Senate two weeks ago after Arizona Senator John McCain surprisingly voted against a bill that would have allowed the issue to move forward.

The White House has been urging lawmakers to take up the issue of Obamacare repeal and replace after the August recess, in addition to focusing on comprehensive tax reform.