President Donald Trump has fired almost all the White House senior staff (aside from his daughter and son-in-law) with whom he began his presidency.
At his campaign rally in Phoenix last night, President Trump repeatedly attacked Congress.
The New York Times reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pretty much in open war against Donald Trump and has privately said that he thinks Trump may not even be able to survive through the 2018 midterm elections after getting off to such a disastrous start.
He referred to the senator without using his name. He went after Sen. McCain is now receiving treatment for brain cancer. Jeff Flake for being "weak on borders, weak on crime".
Trump followed up with a tweet Wednesday morning. On President Trump not receiving support from many republican politicians, Schlapp said, "At some point republican leaders lost support of their grassroots supporters".
It said the two would hold previously scheduled meetings following the August recess to discuss the issues with members of the congressional leadership and the Cabinet. Ultimately, he needs legislative wins to prove he can lead us in the right direction.
Most Republicans I hear from or observe on the national scene have their attention on fiscal responsibility, lessening the role of government and easing restrictions on businesses to, in their belief, create more jobs. There have even been questions about whether he'll top the Republican ticket in 2020.
Where do things really stand? "He's by far our own worst enemy".
Trump was not supportive of sanctions Congress overwhelmingly passed against Russian Federation earlier this summer, even though he did sign them into law.He has publicly attacked McConnell, suggesting he should step down as leader and blaming him for the failure of health care legislation. "That just can't help his relevance". He will need to be well on his way with a tax reform bill, which is hard to do with reconciliation instructions for the budget when there is no budget.
"There is zero chance, no chance we won't raise the debt ceiling", he said at an event in his hometown, Louisville, Ky., with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "Congress is now realizing they've got to do what they've got to and just let Trump do whatever he does. So when we get back after Labor Day we'll have to sit down and talk to them and see what the way forward might be".
The comments will likely add fuel to the growing feud between Trump and McConnell. A rift between the White House and the Senate could prove to be a serious obstacle in advancing Trump's economic agenda.
Of course, the two men barely tolerated each other in the first place, for McConnell resisted supporting Trump during primary season, and perhaps Trump will never let this go.
"The president hasn't laid out any concrete details".
"I think the President feels that that's a strategy that works for him".