Things just went from bad to worse for Republicans like Mitch McConnell.

Congress is on “vacation” for the next few weeks. What they usually do during that time is go home and talk to their constituents and community leaders to better understand what legislation will help their state.

That is what Mitch McConnell was doing when we was secretly recorded making some less than favorable remarks about President Trump’s expectations.

Mitch McConnell may have been taken out of context, but President Trump doesn’t seem to care. After the Washington Post and ABC shared the heavily edited video, McConnell came under assault from Americans and President Trump both.

President Trump Tweeted:

“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations.” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”

Many Americans piled on with the same sentiment retweeting the Presidents statement over 28,000 times. Earning the Tweet millions of views. His Tweet was also featured in many Pro-Trump blogs, and even Fox News mentioned it.

Today in the wake of the McConnell online frenzy President Trump added fuel to the fire. He Tweeted early this morning.

“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for years, can’t get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

At some point after that Tweet, the Washington Times reported that President Trump might be looking to work with Democrats on an infrastructure bill, citing the “failures” of Republicans to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare.

President Trump piled on when he sent another Tweet which took on a different tone. He Tweeted:

“Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!”

He ended his Tweet with some encouragement saying “You can do it!” That Tweet was viewed as either sarcastic or encouraging, depending on who we spoke with.

The thought of President Trump working with Democrats is what some have described as their “worst fear.” The Never-Trump movement was centered around the idea that President Trump would make compromises with Democrats that are not good for Republicans or the country.

President Ronald Reagan was able to get support from across the aisle. So far, Trump hasn’t. The question remains, will he work with Democrats out of necessity because the Republicans can’t get things done? Or, will he call out the Fake Republicans who are heavily funded by California Democrats who continue to disrupt the party? Democrats who have long created division within the Republican party under the auspices of “Liberty”, and “Constitutionalism?”

One thing is for certain, President Trump wants Repeal and Replace, he won’t settle for just Repeal, raising the bar to what some say is an “impossible task. The majority of Republicans and Business leaders want a full repeal, calling for the Federal Government to get out of the lives of Americans.

President Trump wants the Federal Government to take Health Insurance away from the states and open it up on the Federal level. He has said this many times when he talks about “removing the lines.”

“Removing the lines” in practice is much different than talking about it, say some lawmakers. Who insist the only way ObamaCare survived the Supreme Court is because it is a TAX first. Using a TAX under the Amendment that allows Income Tax is how the Democrats were able to take away the states rights to regulate insurance.

Only time will tell if President Trump will be the destroyer of the Republican Party or their savior. One thing is for certain, if the Republicans in Congress don’t get something done they will have a hard time keeping control of Congress after the 2018 elections. Then some of their fears might become reality. In that case, President Trump will have “no choice” but to work with Democrats.

What do you think about President Trump’s strategy of putting pressure on Republicans like Mitch McConnell. Will this hurt or help Republicans keep Congress in 2018?



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