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Trump spoke with McConnell by phone before tweet: report

Trump spoke with McConnell by phone before tweet: report

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE spoke on the phone before the president criticized the Kentucky Republican in a tweet on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.

The president reportedly voiced his displeasure with the Senate leader, who said on Monday that Trump had "excessive expectations" about repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

“Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell said.

“And so, part of the reason I think people feel like we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality and the complexity of legislature may not have been fully understood.”

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Trump fired back at McConnell in a tweet Wednesday, saying the GOP had seven years to repeal and replace former President Obama's signature healthcare law.  

Senate Republicans failed last month to repeal ObamaCare when all 48 Democratic senators and three Republican senators voted against the repeal bill.