Trump rails against Senate rules in wake of health care defeat

The president bashed Senate rules in wake of health care bill defeat.

Trump in a series of tweets Saturday morning slammed the rule requiring 60 votes on some measures, saying the Senate "must get rid of 60 vote NOW!," contending that it allows a small number of Democrats to "control country."

McConnell was asked in a May 2 press conference about the president's call to change the rules to allow a simple majority in the Senate to pass bills that now require 60 votes.

"There is an overwhelming majority on a bipartisan basis not interested in changing the way the Senate operates ... and that will not happen," McConnell said at the time. "It would fundamentally change the way the Senate has worked for a very long time. We're not going to do that."