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McConnell Slams Trump's 'Excessive Expectations' on Pace of Passing Complex Bills

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized President Donald Trump for his lack of understanding about the way Congress works, saying the president's approach to the legislative process has led to "excessive expectations," CNN reported.

Speaking to a Florence Rotary Club in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell said "Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process."

The Republican senator also said that he finds it "extremely irritating" that there is a public perception that Congress has not accomplished anything, according to ABC News.

"Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven't done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point," he said.

McConnell also emphasized that voters should wait the entire two years of this Congress before passing judgment, saying that is part of how the system works.

He stressed that the misperception that Congress is "under-performing is because of too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislature which may have not been understood."

The majority leader also repeated another criticism he has had of Trump, which is that he is undisciplined in his use of Twitter, according to CNN.

"I've been and I will be again today, not a fan of tweeting and I've said that to him privately," he said. "I think it would be helpful if the president would be a little more on message."

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