Trump calls for US Senate to loosen rules to make it easier for Republicans to pass legislation

US President Donald Trump at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017.
US President Donald Trump at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump, in a tweet on Tuesday (May 30), reiterated his call for the US Senate to loosen its rules to make it easier to pass legislation by simple majority, and urged lawmakers to pass healthcare and tax overhauls.

"The US Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy. Dems (Democrats) would do it, no doubt!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea.