A close aide to President Donald Trump hit back Wednesday against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, exhibiting further tension between the White House and Congress over Republicans’ failure to pass health care legislation.
Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, responded to McConnell’s comments that the President had “excessive expectations” of how quickly Congress operates “in a Democratic process.” Scavino, who has ardently defended the President against critics in the past, posted McConnell’s exact remarks on his personal Twitter and added his own take.
As you can, Trump has now joined in.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) August 9, 2017
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017