Trump, particularly angered by the multiple investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's election, reportedly yelled at McConnell for not doing more to "protect him" from the probes, the Times reported.
"We were one vote away from repealing [ObamaCare]", Trump said in Phoenix.
Mnuchin said he would be visiting the site in Kentucky in part to personally attest that the gold is part of the national assets.
The idea of a raising the debt ceiling in conjunction with the VA bill was raised before the August recess, a Senate GOP aide told Business Insider.
"There is zero chance - no chance - we will not raise the debt ceiling", McConnell responded.
Trump's attacks come at a fraught period for relations between the White House and GOP leaders. Trump tweeted this morning.
"I didn't really take it as going after me", Ryan said in an interview with CNBC.
Ryan is making a series of appearances to support a tax overhaul, which he believes Congress can pass this year. Debt ceiling legislation is a highly contentious topic that will inevitably invite fierce congressional debate, which would hardly be resolved through an agreement on a comparatively minor VA bill.
Trump has kept up the pressure on Congress this week, threatening on Tuesday to shut down the government if lawmakers do not fund the building of a wall along the border with Mexico.
Ryan anticipates that Congress will have to pass a short-term funding measure before the September 30 deadline, partly because the Senate faces obligations to confirm federal officials when it returns.
"This fall is going to be brutal on the legislative front", Matt Schlapp said.
Ryan did not go into much more detail on the tax plan than he has previously.
"The Democrats have been pretty uninterested in any reforms", McConnell said.
Bonus McConnell quote on what tax breaks might be eliminated in tax reform: "I think there are only two things that the American people think are actually in the Constitution: The charitable deduction and the home mortgage interest deduction".
Trump dialed up Sen.