There’s a rule in the Senate that requires 60 votes for cloture, or ending debate so that a vote can happen. You see, Senators are supposed to be allowed to talk, or debate, about an issue as long as “necessary.”
60 votes are required to stop the discussion, or debate. Sometimes there’s a filibuster, or someone who talks and debates, and talks some more, just to stall or stop legislation from proceeding.
Ok, end of government lesson for today. On to the point: President Trump wants Mitch McConnell to get rid of the 60 vote requirement, so that the Senate can pass some laws. Otherwise, says Trump, they won’t be able to do anything.
Watch this, where McConnell actually filibustered HIS OWN BILL: