Who do you blame for failing to repeal Obamacare: President Trump or Congress? | The Tylt
After seven years, the effort to repeal Obamacare looks dead and some on the right blame the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused President Trump of not knowing how Congress works; the National Review faulted Trump for the failure as well. Now McConnell says "it's time to move on," but many voters are furious that Republicans have broken their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Trump and his allies blame Republicans in Congress. Who's to blame?
Who do you blame for failing to repeal Obamacare: President Trump or Congress?
Trump and his allies pointed out Congress has been promising, and running for office, on "repeal and replace" for seven years.
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had "excessive expectations," but I don't think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
The White House's social media director put the blame directly on McConnell.
Many are enraged that congressional Republicans would even try to pin the blame for this broken promise on the president.
But Jonathan S. Tobin says the president's ignorance of health care policy and his failure to sell the new plan to the American people doomed it to failure.
Trump assumed that he could pass off the normal political responsibilities of a president to either his staff or the House and Senate leadership and still get the results he wanted. He was wrong about that....Trump can blame a lot of people for this failure, and many of them will deserve it. But the chief architect of the worst disaster of his administration is the man in the mirror.
And other conservatives are sick of Trump passing the buck.
I don’t want to hear it. People who were on the Trump Train yelled and screamed EVERY DAY Trump could do things nobody else could do.— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 28, 2017
Trump claimed he would get deals done and his critics say he failed.
Trump showed no interest or leadership. He insulted Senators and House members along he way. F Trump.— Fire and Furries (@GayPatriot) July 28, 2017
Many congressional Republicans said the president's political inexperience helped doom the bill. Washington isn't a boardroom, and tweeting isn't how you build the coalitions necessary to pass massive legislation.