Trump, Mitch McConnell to meet in September as relationship simmers

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will sit down together in Washington, D.C., during the first full week of September and end weeks of no direct contact, the White House press secretary’s office announced Wednesday evening.

“President Donald J. Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell remain united on many shared priorities, including middle class tax relief, strengthening the military, constructing a southern border wall, and other important issues,” the statement said.

The meeting was scheduled before the fallout between the two GOP leaders on Aug. 9. The two are expected to discuss the fall legislative agenda, but in light of their falling out earlier this month, they may attempt to get past their recent frustrations with each other.

Trump and McConnell reportedly got into a shouting match during the Aug. 9 call. Trump was angry about the congressional probes into Russian interference in the U.S. election and McConnell was upset about Trump’s “excessive expectations” about repealing and replacing Obamacare, as he later told people.

Trump is scheduled to meet with Republican leaders in Congress on a number of occasions following lawmakers’ return to Capitol Hill after the August recess.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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