McConnell: Trump Had "Excessive Expectations" Of How Quickly Democratic Process Works


Earlier this week, at a town hall event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump doesn't understand how quickly things, or not quickly, the democratic process works.

McCONNELL: Our new president -- and of course I have been in this line of work before -- and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process...

Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven't done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point....

Part of the reason I think people feel we're underperforming is because too many kind of artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality and complexity of legislating may not have been fully understood.

White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino responded to McConnell on Twitter this morning: 'More excuses. @SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years - in addition to the 7 years -- to repeal and replace Obamacare.....'

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