(CBS) -- A New York Times report says President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aren't speaking to each other following a heated August 9th phone call.
According to the Times, the president berated McConnell for the Senate's failure to repeal Obamacare and the exchange transitioned into a profane shouting match.
A day later, when President Trump was asked whether McConnell should retire, he had this to say:
"If he doesn't get repeal and replace done and if he doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure, if he doesn't get them done, then you can ask me that question."
The Times also reports McConnell has privately questioned whether the president can quote: "salvage his administration after a series of summer crises." And wonders whether the president will be able to lead the GOP into next year's midterm elections and beyond.
Leader McConnell told a Kentucky Rotary group the President wants to do too much, too fast.
"Our new president, of course, hasn't been in this line of work before and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen."
Mark Harkins, from The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, says President Trump cannot run the government like a business transaction.
"President Trump as a businessman is treating Congress as a sub-contractor. Unfortunately, our founding fathers set up our system, our Constitution with co-equal branches of government."
Harkins says regardless of who gives in first, the American people will suffer and the Republican party will take a major hit.