Trump Releases Statement Trashing McConnell for Non-Infrastructure Bill

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Trump Slams McConnel for Not Passing Infrastructure Bill

McConnell Slammed By Trump For Not Passing Infrastructure Bill

Previously, President Donald Trump criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after 13 House Republicans and 19 Republican senators cast their votes. These votes were with Democrats in favor of passing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.

In a statement released Tuesday, the US president reiterated his “old crow” approach toward McConnell. Trump claimed that “McConnell was incapable of obtaining a magnificent infrastructure plan that he and the Republican Party desired”.

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Trump added, “He continually stated that he couldn’t get it passed, just like I had to bypass him to get the incredibly popular Southern Border Wall built,”. With this, he was referring to an emergency declaration he made to gain access to money for a border wall.

On the other hand, Trump was the one who called off 2019 negotiations on a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill.

What Happened at the Meeting?

Democratic leaders and the Trump administration held a productive first round of discussions in May 2019 over a stalled $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

However, the accord on Democratic-led House probes into Trump broke with the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Trump was the only one to leave a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after only three minutes.

I join a meeting to stare at those who just said I was covering up. No Cover-Ups for Me,” Trump said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. He also brought along a “No Collusion, No Obstruction” banner.

Earlier that day, Pelosi accused Trump of orchestrating a “cover-up” for failing to appear for congressional summonses.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature. It would fund improvements to roads and bridges, clean energy, and electric vehicles, among other things.

The bill was a success in the House on Friday by a vote of 228-206, after clearing the Senate in August with the support of 19 Republicans, including McConnell.

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