Trump Goes to War with the Freedom Caucus (and Dems)

By NTK Staff | 03.30.2017 @12:21pm
Trump Goes to War with the Freedom Caucus (and Dems)

The president put the conservative Freedom Caucus on notice in a tweet this morning…

Following the defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), President Trump has been reaching out to advisers to determine why his first major legislative initiative failed.

A tweet this morning indicates Trump has narrowed his focus on who’s to blame:

Going after Democrats is no surprise, but the president’s attack on the Freedom Caucus is surprising. While that group is primarily responsible for AHCA’s failure, many Freedom Caucus members were early supporters of Trump’s campaign.

By going after conservative Republicans and Democrats, Trump is in some ways aligning himself with the establishment wing of his party – a move unfathomable by candidate Trump last year.

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