ESCALATION

Trump Suggests McConnell Should Step Down if He Doesn't Deliver on Agenda

President Trump escalated his verbal war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, suggesting that the Kentucky senator should step down if he fails to deliver on the president’s legislative agenda. “I’ll tell you what. If he doesn’t get repeal and replace done and 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 them done, then you can ask me that question,” Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., when asked if McConnell should step down. After McConnell said Trump had “excessive expectations” for the legislative process, Trump called out McConnell on Twitter for failing to cobble together the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Let’s hope he gets it done,” Trump added.