President Donald Trump has irked a large group of people with his erratic behavior and controversial announcements — no, not the Democrats — this time around, members of the Republican Party are fed up with The Donald.
Talking to the media, several Senate Republicans got honest and raw and explained that they are finally fed up of being caught off-guard by Trump’s wild announcements.
Most recently, Trump dropped a bombshell on health care and picked controversial failed presidential candidate Herman Cain, also known as Mr “9-9-9” for the Federal Reserve Board.
It seems that Trump is not aware that Cain exited the 2012 GOP presidential race over sexual harassment allegations.
Members of the GOP say the White House needs to consult them before going on his epic Twitter rants.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the GOP leadership team, said this: “When names are floated, you guys come around and ask, ‘What about this person? What about that person? More communication and collaboration. This is a nontraditional presidency, and the president now figures he doesn’t need a lot of advisers because he wants to do it himself. But there’s a lot of informal mechanisms and avenues for sharing information that are not really working very well now.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said they are backing Cornyn, there needs to be more communication between the White House and congressional Republicans.
“I think that’s good advice,” McConnell explained.
“I agree with that; I think that serves you better — to collaborate and run names, past people. It’s certainly up to the president to do what he would like, but I think a process of a consultation would inure to the benefit of the White House in the Senate — instead of just reading about it every day. These will be challenging nominations ” Graham told The Hill.
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) more or less defended Trump by saying Trump is 72 and will never change his ways: “The president, he’s got his own style of operating. We’re adapting to it, and we kind of just expect that we’re going to get surprised once in a while. Every president has a different way of operating. Twitter wasn’t a form of communication.”
Will all of this help Trump?