President’s longtime friend Roger Stone told The Hill:
“Most members of Congress are arrogant, and until a scalp is actually taken they are going to continue to be defiant,”
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“All he needs to do is punish one incumbent and I think you’d see a sea-change.”
Trump himself seems in no particular mood to declare a truce.
“The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed! That should NEVER have happened!” the president wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Advice like Stone’s feeds The Hill write some info about a list generate from the president’s instincts:
This list appears to include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as GOP Sens. John McCain , Jeff Flake and Bob Corker.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders from White House said on Friday: “I think it’s clear that the endgame is for Congress to do its job and actually pass legislation. I think the American people are very frustrated with Congress’s lack of action,” she said. “For years, they’ve been all talk and no action.” Watch her briefing here (at 48:51 in):