Trump, McConnell pledge unity on tax reform, health care after feud

Lester Mason
October 17, 2017

President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "closer than ever before" to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a man he's publicly criticized for his handling of the GOP agenda and on whom the President is relying for getting a legislative accomplishment in the first year of his term.

"We're fighting for the same thing - we're fight for lower taxes, big tax cuts - the biggest tax cuts in the history of our nation", the President said at a hastily assembled meeting with reporters in the White House Rose Garden. My relationship with this gentleman has been outstanding.

McConnell later echoed Trump's sentiment, and directly pushed back upon the rumors of discord among the pair.

(McConnell) "Contrary to what some of you may have reported, we're together totally".

This is a developing story.

The president says that Republicans are "close" on health care legislation and said they are working together on a tax overhaul.

Ken Cuccinelli, a former Virginia attorney general who now leads the Senate Conservatives Fund, said Wednesday on Capitol Hill, said: "We call on all five members of the GOP Senate leadership to step down, or for their caucus to remove them as soon as possible".

In August, Trump slammed McConnell repeatedly after a years-long Republican campaign to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, failed in the U.S. Senate.

"It's not my war, this is our war and y'all didn't start it, the establishment started it", Bannon said.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans appear to be rallying around McConnell. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday. Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader.

"Mitch McConnell's not our problem", Sen. I've been hearing repeal and replace now for seven years. "Our problem is that we promised to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and we failed".

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