McConnell: ‘Most Important Goal is to Make Trump a One-Term President’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told members of his caucus this morning he wants to limit President Donald Trump to a single term of office so Republicans can get down to the business of passing tax reform, their party’s priority.

“The single most important thng we want to achieve is for President Trump to be a one-term president,” McConnell said.

The Majority Leader and Trump have had a rocky relationship from the start, but sources say the back-and-forth between the two has worsened since the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. “The last time the two of them talked they were shouting profanities at each other,” said one official who is familiar with the conversation.

In private, McConnell places much of the blame for the failed health bill on Trump, who was mostly disengaged throughout the debate and offered no proposals of substance to get the bill through. “He didn’t know what was in the bill and his dealmaking consisted of threatening senators who were thinking about voting no,” one person said.

Happier times

Although McConnell hasn’t said so publicly, he sees Trump as a liability. “The Majority Leader has already written off the next three years,” said one person familiar with McConnell’s views. “He wants Trump to be primaried in 2020 so that Republicans can have a different standard-bearer against the Democrats.”

Another source said McConnell would “give $100” to have Barack Obama back in office. “He didn’t agree with Obama on much, but after eight months of Trump, he would love to see him return.”

Reportedly, McConnell told his Republican colleagues this morning that, not far behind his first goal of making Trump a one-term president, his second goal is to make Obama a three-term president. “With Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, he thinks he can get a change to the Constitution that would allow Obama to run and sit for a third term,” a source said. “That would ensure we have someone capable of being president in office so we can get things done.”

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