Fox & Friends defends Trump for lashing out against Mitch McConnell

Steve Doocy: “Trump was elected because he wanted to drain the swamp and take on the establishment. Of course, Mitch McConnell is the establishment.”

From the August 25 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): The president of the United States, have you been watching, he's been on Twitter a lot. And he's taken some shots at the Congress, in particular the establishment of Congress. He tweeted out yesterday, regarding [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell [(R-KY)], “The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed! That never should have happened!” We were talking about this on the program yesterday where there was a story in The New York Times that said these guys haven't talked for a while. They last time they did talk, they essentially yelled at each other on the phone because the president was steamed that Mitch said to a newspaper that he was inexperienced and naive when it came to the way Congress worked and he shouldn't have expected things to work that fast. Look, President Trump was elected because he wanted to get stuff done and drain the swamp and take on the establishment. Of course, Mitch McConnell is the establishment.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): They got to raise the debt ceiling. They have to do tax reform. They also have to find a way to pass the budget, or else the government comes to a shutdown. The president made it clear if you don't put my wall budget in this budget, you don't put money for the wall there, then I'm going to shut the government down. The Republican leaders said I don't think we’re going to come to that. And the president is pushing back. He's saying I want something done. I've been your friend for seven months and that hasn't really worked out in terms of results. So, now I'm going to be your coach, to prod you to act.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, he's frustrated because the American people want this. That's why he was elected.


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