McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals' - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

(Source: City of Paducah) (Source: City of Paducah)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation."

McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending and other bills.

The Kentucky Republican released the statement Wednesday during a rocky period between the two leaders.

Trump has criticized McConnell for the Senate's rejection of the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health law. He suggested McConnell might need to step aside as leader if he can't push top bills through the chamber.

People familiar with McConnell's thinking say he's privately expressed dismay over Trump's failure to clearly criticize Nazis after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and for the president's criticism of fellow Republicans.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Anna, IL chruch host group to discuss heroin abuse

    Anna, IL chruch host group to discuss heroin abuse

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:12:03 GMT
    Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)
    Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    Connect Point Chruch hosted “A Night of Hope” in Anna, Illinois. "crush the epidemic" came to talk about heroin addiction.

    Connect Point Chruch hosted “A Night of Hope” in Anna, Illinois. "crush the epidemic" came to talk about heroin addiction.

  • First Alert: Strong Storms move across the Heartland

    First Alert: Strong Storms move across the Heartland

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:17:41 GMT
    A Tornado Warning had issued for Cape Girardeau  (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)A Tornado Warning had issued for Cape Girardeau (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    Strong storms will move through the Heartland throughout the day on Thursday, June 21.

    Strong storms will move through the Heartland throughout the day on Thursday, June 21.

  • 'Night of Hope' held in Anna, IL

    'Night of Hope' held in Anna, IL

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:03:39 GMT
    Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.   (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.   (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
    Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.   (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.   (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.  

    According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Heroin accounted for over 15,000 overdose deaths in 2016 with over 64,000 overdose deaths that year.  

Powered by Frankly