If Trump’s McConnell Bashing Is A Strategy, It’s A Dumb One

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President Trump is feuding with Mitch McConnell. “Well,” you might say, “big whoop — Trump is always feuding with someone.”

That’s true. But there are a few reasons why this feud is important.

1. Trump has a big, specific demand: Republicans should keep pushing to repeal Obamacare.

Senate Republicans have essentially declared that because they can’t agree on a plan to repeal Obamacare, they are moving on to other issues. Trump doesn’t like that. “Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure bill on my desk for my signing,” the president tweeted on Thursday.

What if Trump’s demand works? It would be a huge political and policy story if Republicans