Trump's fractured relationship with Congress causes GOP dread

  • Trump's fractured relationship with Congress causes GOP dread

Trump's fractured relationship with Congress causes GOP dread

"Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", Trump warned Tuesday in an angry and divisive speech at an Arizona rally that made some Republicans wince.

This so-called president and his administration are a disgrace.

Trump did not help diffuse tensions once he began talking to a receptive audience.

Both McConnell and Ryan have sought to downplay divisions with Trump - and talk of either any shutdown or a debt default, which would be the first in U.S. history. I can not help but think that a similar question will be raised for all of us after the Trump years. He went after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who cast the decisive vote in the Senate. The president said Flake is "weak on borders and weak on crime" and that "nobody knows who the hell he is". If sensible, patriotic and, yes, loyal Republicans organize a challenge to the president now, the answer to the GOP's post-Trump dilemma will be just within reach. (R-Ariz.), one of Trump's most outspoken critics, after the president tweeted Thursday morning that he was glad to see that conservative candidate Kelli Ward is running against him in the GOP primary. In order to keep his presidency from going completely off the rails, he will need to get the debt ceiling increased and a budget. "Legislative wins can serve as a welcome distraction from these internecine battles". We have a Republican Congressman in Jeff Denham. What would be the political consequences if the president were to fire him, just as he fired FBI Director James B. Comey?

"They want policy outcomes from this president", he said.

A similar number of voters - including 42 percent of independents, 15 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans - said the Democratic Party is moving too far left.

"Records and votes matter", said Fain, who worked for former New York Rep. Michael Arcuri - one of the Democrats who voted against the 2010 health care bill and still lost. "People got it!" Trump said in as series of tweet.

I want to continue to be a supporter of the "big tent" party once led by Ronald Reagan. Worsening Republicans' conundrum, the shutdown will be extra bad when Trump tells his base to blame the mess on the GOP Congress.

Apparently, Trump thinks it is in McConnell's power (and job description) to protect him from the Russian Federation probe.

But that suggestion was quickly brushed aside by GOP congressional leadership.

Collins also told MSNBC she didn't support Trump in 2016, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan's name.

By Wednesday evening, however, the White House put out a statement that said Trump and McConnell "remain united on many shared priorities, "including middle class tax relief, strengthening the military, constructing a southern border wall, and other important issues".

Considering the scope and depth of the scandals that now swirl around the president, Donald Trump should be on his knees thanking House and Senate Republicans for mostly giving him a pass on the myriad of things they could, nay should, be investigating.