(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump slammed SenateMajority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter for the second day in arow Thursday over the failure of Congress to overhaul the nation’s health-care system,escalating a war of words with the key Republican.

“Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal& Replace for 7 years, couldn’t get it done,” Trump tweeted.“Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!”

Trump attacked McConnell on Wednesday for saying the presidenthad “excessive expectations” that the Senate could pass astripped-down version of a GOP Obamacare repeal last month.McConnell said Monday in his home state of Kentucky that one reasonsome people believe Congress hasn’t done much yet “is because, inpart, the president and others have set these early timelines about-- things need to be done by a certain point.”

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