Instead of coming up with policies that could pass the House and Senate with bipartisan support, the White House and the Senate Majority Leader are pointing fingers and placing blame for their collective failure to repeal Obamacare.
Just a day earlier, between raising the specter of nuclear war with North Korea and retweeting "Fox & Friends" news reports about the escalating tensions on the peninsula, the president goaded McConnell over comments he made to a rotary club meeting in Kentucky days earlier.
The president is clearly not happy with a recent speech McConnell delivered in which he criticized Trump for his apparent lack of understanding of the democratic process and the "complexity of legislature".
His administration also originally set an August goal for passing tax reform legislation.
Trump then slammed McConnell Wednesday, questioning the Senate majority leader's unfulfilled promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. "Growing animated, Mr. Trump emphasized that he would continue to push for a repeal, the person said, and suggested Mr. McConnell do the same".
The Kentucky senator also said it was "extremely irritating" that Congress has a reputation as do-nothing.
The White House has said it hopes for votes on tax legislation in both chambers by November. Trump followed up this tweet on Thursday, Aug. 10, and again called out McConnell for similar reasons.
Trump's repeated attacks on McConnell over health care also come during a major week for worldwide relations.
Meanwhile, Dan Scavino Jr., President Trump's director of social media, compounded the Commander-in-Chief's criticisms for McConnell. "Obviously there's some frustration".
McConnell later encouraged Republicans to rally behind Trump's candidacy in May 2016, saying, "He got more votes than anybody else". The more aggressive American Health Care Act of 2017 that passed the House in May would cause 23 million people to lose health insurance.
Trump, a political newcomer, as McConnell noted, has a habit of declaring progress on major priorities that do not necessarily reflect the reality of lawmaking.