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

by Fox News
October 17, 2017

President Trump exited a White House meeting Monday with Sen. Mitch McConnell saying his relationship with the Senate majority leader is “better than ever” and they are working together on major legislative priorities including tax and health care reform.

“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump said at a Rose Garden press conference following his meeting with McConnell, with whom he had a public falling out this summer. “We’re fighting for big tax cuts. … My relationship with this gentleman has been outstanding.”

Trump also said they are working on a measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare by early next year.

“We have the same agenda. … We talk all of the time,” said McConnell, who said their meeting also included discussions about judicial appointments and additional hurricane relief funding. “We are together totally on this agenda to move America forward.”

26 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:

    The Alexander-Murray HC “solution” mUST NOT CONTINUE the ILLEGAL SUBSIDIES to INSURANCE COMPANIES who report Mega Billions in Profits!!!!
    As for Taxes… Mc Turtle Better DELIVER for the Middle Class!!!!!!

  • roboteq says:

    The art of the deal is evidently being able to compromise so that all parties get to walk away with at least some sense of a win. When everyone gets to have a win, no matter how small or how large, the deal is easier to be made.
    It is so ironic that all of the time we had to hear Donald Trump screaming that people are losers, he was basically just ridiculing the way others work by not allowing everyone to have a win. The more I watch how President Trump operates, the more I understand his motives and respect them.

  • justinwachin says:

    I’m glad to see the love fest. I’m ready to see some solid action. We gave the Republicans the power they requested so they could implement the agenda they ran on. I want to see bills heading to the president’s desk. I want to see them begin checking accomplished items off the wish list.

    1. goldie says:

      That’s right, put the blame where it belongs – smack onto Congress. Remember: The government needs an enema in 2018; let’s remove the obstructions.

      1. justinwachin says:

        Some of our senators will not have to face the voters until 2022. That’s okay. I’m keeping track on my senators–Mitch McConnell and Dr. Rand Paul.

    2. maxx says:

      This is not a two sided love fest whatsoever. Trump better watch his back because he is dealing with the second biggest traitor in Congress.
      Leopards may change their spots but snakes never shed the slime they are famous for.

      1. justinwachin says:

        I agree. The term love fest was more tongue in cheek than anything else. Washington is full of politicians with big egos. Hopefully several of those who are blocking progress will lose in their 2018 primary. Hopefully that will get the attention of those not running for re-election next year.

        I doubt Mitch McConnell will run again when his term expires. Rand Paul could be on shaky ground if his principled objections ends up keeping Obamacare in operation.

  • Tiger says:

    Don’t believe a word of it, I have kept up with the voting and with what is going on with Ryan, McCain, McConnell and others, not true, first time Trump told a whopper to us, McConnell not his friend and he knows it. I call BS and unless Trump inserted a time bomb up McConnell’s ass set to go off if he doesn’t straighten up, nothing will change.

    1. kbfallon says:

      If not the time bomb…..perhaps the optics of Trumps shoe sticking out of his azz will help him keep pace…and wasting time will not be tolerated.

      1. Tiger says:

        Perhaps he understands the “Way things Are” will fly right.

    2. goldie says:

      The time bomb is set to go off in 2018. Trump has passed many chances to Congress and Congress has fumbled every time; they know the voters are watching and are sick of obstructionism. Trump has revealed the snakes and can afford to be diplomatic here. This President is a joy to watch.

      1. Tiger says:

        He makes my day. For eight years I would wake up and wonder what O had done that day. Then I would find out. I would think OK this is the last of it. But the horror that was O never stopped, right up to the day that fiend left office. To this day we are finding out the awful things he did.

        1. goldie says:

          Fiend is right.

        2. The Redhawk says:

          Actually O zero dun aplenty…… and it is all cumming back like them CHIKINS of JEREMIAH….

    3. maxx says:

      I’m with you! McConnell and Ryan are two of the worst “snakes” in Congress today. McConnell will never work with Trump no matter what he says. He has been lying for the past 8 years helping Oblowhard all the way. I hate to hear Trump falling for this BS.

      1. Pete says:

        Trump isn’t falling for squat, he has had McConnell pegged from day one. The fact that McConnell is the Senate Majority leader is a given, so things will be slow. After the massive democrat Senate losses in November 2018 that body will be a great deal more cooperative & obstructionists will be relegated to the back burner
        The demise of the progressive elite of both parties will take a while.

      2. Tiger says:

        I listened to McConnell’s speech during the last elections, he sounded like Trump all about the things we cared about, repealing O care, taking down Obama, then we get the same trash back. I used to call McConnell along with others and Trey Gowdy’s crew the best, answers your questions and are good people, along with Cruz but McConnell, his team are nasty and hateful to callers, especially his head secretary. They are all dung.

    4. Pete says:

      One of the time bombs is DACA (4+ months out). Another is the debt ceiling & budget by Christmas, one more is Iran back in McConnells lap.

      1. Tiger says:

        Going to be a hot time in ye ole D.C.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          Gonna be a HOOTENNNANNY .Imagine this DACA for the WALL or else!! TAX REFORM or GOOBYE IRAN DISASTER DEAL…. HC solution or ADIOS O ZERO CARE!!! .Trump has got them by the SHORT ‘peanuts”…..

          1. Tiger says:

            And the dingle dangle.

          2. The Redhawk says:

            and the Banjos a strumming ….

          3. The Redhawk says:

            OOH RAHHH … and after the budget which Schumer already has given up…..TAXES be cOMING and Dummiecrats get SANDBAGGED once again….

  • Janthony132 says:

    McConnell better cooperate because he is NOW NOT very popular In his home state or the American people. He can do a lot to further (and help) push forth the Presidents agenda. Get new judges, tax revisions, etc.

    1. PatriotGal says:

      I still say, “DITCH MITCH!!!”

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