Politico – Trump’s Confederacy fight threatens GOP agenda in Congress

President Trump has vocally denounced several Republican Senators in recent weeks, complicating a relationship with the GOP majority that was further frayed by his reaction to the events in Charlottesville.

August 17, 2017

‘Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill fear President Donald Trump’s eagerness to fight a Confederate-tinged culture war and his attacks on fellow Republicans are squandering precious political capital and imperiling their agenda in Congress.

Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell desperately need Trump to help them sell Republicans on a debt ceiling hike by the end of September — a toxic vote for conservatives. And they know they’ll need strong White House leadership to get tax reform over the finish line, a must-do for the conservative base after the embarrassing collapse of their Obamacare repeal effort.’

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