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 McConnellSchumer: Trump's team made case for new witnesses 'even stronger' Trump, Democrats risk unintended consequences with impeachment arguments CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.”


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.