Trump, Ryan go public with fight against Freedom Caucus

31 March, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • President Donald Trump listens to a speaker in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Tuesday

That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican conservative group Thursday morning.

Trump's tweet appears to be in response to reports that the Freedom Caucus made a pact not to support the American Health Care Act, which failed to get to a vote last week.

"The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast", President Donald Trump tweeted.

Overall the pile-on against the Freedom Caucus from all corners over the last week, ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Paul Ryan to Trump himself, has been unwarranted.

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump", tweeted Rep. Justin Amash of MI. Let's forget the blame and what may happen in the future, let's just do what we said and that's what the Freedom Caucus, and that's what Republicans are committed to. "Nearly everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment", he said. Remember who your real friends are. Labrador seemed to recall the time Ryan stopped actively campaigning for the celebrity businessman in the wake of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasted about groping women. You best get your head together.you wont accomplish your goals without the conservatives.and you wil be a one term President if you turn on those who supported you most. The legislation was supposed to make good on seven years of GOP promises to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. They have also taken a stand knowing that while Trump is popular in their districts, they are equally so.

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Amash was first elected to Congress in 2010, winning a five-way Republican primary.

The next day he wrote the Freedom Caucus "was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory". These same members, reluctant to appear weak, will nearly certainly respond to Trump's salvos by sticking to their guns.

"What this task force hopes to do is to look at the issue of prevention, obviously, interdiction of drugs before they come to our country, but also - and very importantly - the issue of treatment". But it will be hard for Trump to persuade Democrats to get on board with significant changes to former President Obama's signature domestic achievement.

Dan Scavino, an aide who controls Trump's official White House Twitter account, recently moved into Bannon's West Wing office where he closely monitors social activity by and about the president, according to two officials.

The infighting within the House Republican conference, meanwhile, could pose challenges for those items as well as a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open beyond the April 29 funding deadline.

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