National recap: Trump clashes with Republicans

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What was once an uneasy governing alliance has curdled into a feud of mutual resentment and sometimes outright hostility, complicated by the position of McConnell's wife, Elaine L. Chao, in Trump's Cabinet, according to more than a dozen people briefed on their imperiled partnership. And yet, despite the president's intensifying attacks on members of his own party, Republican leaders still have not shown the spine necessary to confront him in any meaningful way. Trump's disapproval rating, meanwhile, reached a high of 55 per cent this month, the poll showed. "And that means, for the next six weeks or so, Republicans will not have anything to get behind". There is scant room for legislative error on any front.

Majorities of voters told Morning Consult that they were concerned that lawmakers would shutdown the government and default on the nation's debt.

McCaskill's office Wednesday pointed to a statement she released last week saying she believed she could work with the president on tax reform, and her office touted her work on a 2012 tax reform package.

Still, the back-and-forth has been dramatic.

In response to his criticism, Trump, called Flake "weak on borders, weak on crime" at a rally on August 22 in Phoenix. But he rates poorly on North Korea, taxes, immigration, Russia, the environment, and health care. The Republicans have only a very small majority in the Senate, where the filibuster rule requires a three-fifths majority to pass most legislation, giving the Democrats the ability to block the Republican tax agenda.

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"There are still thousands and thousands and thousands of Republicans out there that love Trump every day but they may not love the Republican Party every day or every third day", said Volusia County GOP Chairman Tony Ledbetter, who has helped form Trump clubs around the state. Just a few days later, however, he celebrated Trump's ill-advised decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan by applauding him for "showing the will to stand up to Radical Islam. unlike President Obama." Sen. Among those who disapprove of Trump, 15% of those completing the survey on or after August 13 cite concerns about Trump's approach to race, up from 3% who mention these concerns in the days before.

"The president has repeatedly talked a good game when it comes to the working class", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY said in a conference call with liberal activists. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. While two people in the group expressed optimism because of improved business, the remainder of the group used words like "embarrassing" and "scary" to describe the presidency.

Appearing on CNN, New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin called Danforth the "godfather" of the Republican Party in Missouri and a mentor to many in the state GOP, notably Hawley.

Voters, it seems, have taken note of his disdain for the press. And almost two-thirds said they support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which allows "dreamers" who came to the USA illegally as kids to stay here. "If he did that, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan would wet their trousers and the rest of the Republicans would get in line". With an election looming in 2018, the House Republicans are determined to deliver a reform package and send it to the Senate for enactment.

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