GOP senator wants details on border wall construction
- Author: Stacy Houston Aug 26, 2017,
Aug 26, 2017, 1:21
Flake responded to Trump's critiques on "Fox & Friends".
"Why force people to use their resources fending off a primary challenge?"
"I think we'll probably end up terminating NAFTA at some point", Trump said, just after the start of talks on the vast trade pact with Canada and Mexico.
In a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto one week after Trump was inaugurated, the US president acknowledged that both leaders were "in a little bit of a political bind" because each had vowed not to pay for the wall, according to a transcript of the call published earlier this month by The Washington Post. He refused to support Trump's nomination, repeatedly expressed skepticism over Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation, and dampened expectations on the Republican agenda, contradicting Trump's desire for fast policy wins.
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News reported that the rally was not on the meeting's agenda, but was forced into discussion by constituents. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in black to signify a city in mourning.
The Arizona Republican Party said it was told Trump would visit the border during this week's stop in Arizona, but it was later removed from the president's schedule. "There are a lot of things that we talk about, but what we don't talk about is feelings", said McConnell Communications Director David Popp. He saw the president "trying to preserve his image as an outsider by criticizing specific lawmakers for inaction by Congress" - in an effort that is counterproductive.
Still, Democrats would need an "extraordinary amount of good political fortune to retake the Senate", Prokop writes.
Even so, Trump is making life very hard for incumbent Republicans.
The majority leader - already rankled by Mr. Trump's tweets goading him to change Senate rules to scuttle Democratic filibusters - called the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, to complain that the attacks were "beyond stupid", according to two Republicans with knowledge of the tense exchange.
Trump can not afford to lose any of the 52 Republican votes in the Senate on future legislation, as happened with health care.
When Brian asked about being primaried Senator Flake said "The President is going to do what the President is going to do".