The Republican leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell

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NEW YORK, August 23. /TASS/. The Republican leader in the Senate Mitch McConnell questioned the ability of the President of the United States Donald trump to lead the ruling party in the midterm elections to Congress in 2018 and the presidential election in 2020. This was reported on Tuesday the newspaper The New York Times.

It is noted that McConnell has repeatedly and publicly questioned the ability of trump to understand the essence of presidential powers and stop on a regular basis to criticize the Republican party and orders in the Senate.

As has informed the newspaper, citing the assistant Republican leader in the upper house of Congress, in fact, his relationship with the President much worse. McConnell privately constantly outraged trump and accusing him of unwillingness to at least learn the basics of leadership by the government of the country and interactions with both houses of Congress .

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According to the newspaper’s sources, the party members do not tolerate each other and sometimes even reach direct confrontation during telephone conversations. Currently, the level of hostility between them is so high that the policy is “avoid contact with each other for more than a week”.

One of the reasons of hostility on the part of trump is “the refusal of the leader of the Republicans in the Senate to protect the President from proceedings [attributed to Moscow] attempts to interfere in the election campaign” in the United States in 2016, says the publication.

Before leaving for summer vacation, the Senate failed to repeal the main provisions of the health insurance reform carried out by former President Barack Obama. This was one of the main election promises trump. Last while on vacation in August, criticized McConnell for the poor performance of the house bills.