And THAT isn’t a good thing for Republicans AND Donald Trump….
Trump has been after McConnell personally for NOT being able to get a Repeal of the Healthcare Law and other legislation and also NOT helping him get out from under Robert Mueller’s investigation of him and his aides and family….
Donald Trump is continuing his history of attacking ANYTHING or ANYONE who doesn’t give him what he wants….
But like with judges?
Attacking his adopted party’s leader isn’t gone get him far….
Other GOP Senator’s have been quiet….
But they are said to be VERY unhappy with Trump’s attacks against McConnell and Republican lawmakers….
Trump will NEED McConnell and Republicans support on important legislation coming up this fall ….Throwing at them isn’t making them happy …..
Added to all this is yesterday’s threat from Steve Bannon, in his new job , against Republican lawmakers who don’t give Trump what he wants….
Let me add also that most people have forgotten that Donald Trump campaigned AGAINST these very people of HIS party in Congress, so this dissing should not be a surprise….
But all of this has led to comments from McConnel slipping out that he doesn’t think Trump will last in office….
Trump has gone on to say that he thinks McConnell, who has his leadership post by the votes of fellow Republicans in the Senate, should step down if he can’t get Trump what HE wants….
…..Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee rebuked Mr. Trump last week for failing to “demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence” required of presidents. On Monday, Senator Susan Collins of Mainesaid in a television interview that she was uncertain Mr. Trump would be the Republican presidential nominee in 2020.
There are few recent precedents for the rift. The last time a president turned on a legislative leader of his own party was in 2002, when allies of George W. Bush helped force Trent Lott to step down as Senate minority leader after racially charged remarks at a birthday party for Senator Strom Thurmond, Republican of South Carolina.
For the moment, Mr. McConnell appears to be far more secure in his position, and perhaps immune to coercion from the White House. Republicans are unlikely to lose control of the Senate in 2018, and Mr. Trump has no allies in the Senate who have shown an appetite for combat with Mr. McConnell.
Still, some allies of Mr. Trump on the right — including Stephen K. Bannon, who stepped down last week as Mr. Trump’s chief strategist — welcome more direct conflict with Mr. McConnell and congressional Republicans.
Roger J. Stone Jr., a Republican strategist who has advised Mr. Trump for decades, said the president needed to “take a scalp” in order to force cooperation from Republican elites who have resisted his agenda. Mr. Stone urged Mr. Trump to make an example of one or more Republicans, like Mr. Flake, who have refused to give full support to his administration.
“The president should start bumping off incumbent Republican members of Congress in primaries,” Mr. Stone said. “If he did that, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan would wet their pants and the rest of the Republicans would get in line.”
But Mr. McConnell’s allies warn that the president should be wary of doing anything that could jeopardize the Senate Republican majority.
“The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expressing doubts that President Trump can succeed in office after a summer of controversies and crises, according to a bombshell report from The New York Times.
The Times reported Tuesday that McConnell has privately questioned Trump’s willingness to learn how to govern and the president’s ability to lead the GOP into the 2018 midterm elections, according to people who have spoken to him.
The report that McConnell has expressed reservations about Trump’s ability to salvage his presidency follows a week in which the president was put on the defensive after blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., after a white supremacist rally.
McConnell was reportedly troubled by Trump’s remarks that placed equal blame on hate groups and counterprotesters.
The Senate GOP leader also signaled his unease with Trump’s comments to business leaders who quit their posts on presidential advisory councils in recent days, according to the report….
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