Trump lauds McConnell after tax win: Could not have asked for a better partner

Trump lauds McConnell after tax win: Could not have asked for a better partner
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE on Wednesday showered praise on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) for successfully shepherding the GOP tax overhaul through the upper chamber.

"I would like to congratulate @SenateMajLdr on having done a fantastic job both strategically & politically on the passing in the Senate of the MASSIVE TAX CUT & Reform Bill," Trump tweeted.

The president wrote that he "could have not asked for a better or more talented partner" than McConnell and predicted Republicans "will go onto many more VICTORIES!"

The Senate narrowly passed the tax bill on a 51-48 party-line vote early Wednesday morning.

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The House is expected to re-vote on the legislation later Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk in what will be the first major legislative achievement for Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress this year.

Trump's relationship with McConnell has in the past been fraught, hitting a low point during the summer and fall after Republicans in Congress tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The Senate leader accused the president of having unreasonable expectations for his legislative agenda and the president responded by all but calling for McConnell's ouster.

Trump also irked McConnell by endorsing Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreDNC chairman: ‘The party of Lincoln is officially dead’ Dems search for winning playbook 'Saturday Night Live' tackles talk of Oprah presidential bid MORE in the Alabama Senate race over McConnell's objections. Moore went on to lose to Democrat Doug Jones earlier this month in the deep-red state.

But the two patched up their relationship in October, with the president insisting at a joint news conference they are "fighting for the same thing" as Republicans turned their attention to passing a tax overhaul.