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President Trump Throws McConnell a Lifeline

Throws Bannon under the bus?

The Kuhner Report
October 17, 2017 - 11:44 am
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(WASHINGTON) -- The relationship between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is "outstanding," the president said Monday, refuting reports of the growing frustrations between the two powerful Republicans.

Speaking at an impromptu appearance with McConnell, R-Ky. at the White House Rose Garden, Trump discussed his administration's current efforts at tax reform before suddenly pivoting to describe his rapport with the senator.

"My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding [and] has been outstanding." Trump said.

McConnell later echoed Trump's sentiment, and directly pushed back upon the rumors of discord among the pair.

"I think what the president and I would both like to say to you today, contrary to what some of you may have reported, we are together totally on this agenda to move America forward," he said.

But he didn't stop there.  McConnell went hard after Steve Bannon, who has become McConnell's main foil:

President Trump has also said he will talk to Bannon on behalf of “Some of the people he may be looking at, I'm going to see if we can talk him out of that, because I think they're great people.”

Looks like the RINO's and Nationalists/Populists are gearing up for a war; and the President is smack dab in the middle.  The ultimate question is:  With whom will he side?

 

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