In an explosive statement, the president suggested that Bannon had “lost his mind” and was a source of leaks in his White House — comments that came after excerpts of a forthcoming book landed, quoting Bannon making stunningly critical comments about the Trump family and the investigation into the campaign’s connections to Russia.
The tensions between a Republican base unshakably committed to the Trump party line and a broader populace that is becoming ever more disillusioned have some conservatives worried about what Trumpian tribalism means electorally and to the soul of their party as the 2018 election year opens.
The most dramatic results unfolded in Virginia, where Democrats swept up victories in the governor’s race and delegate contests across the state, fueled by suburban voters who once favored Republicans. But it wasn’t just Virginia: Democrats won the New Jersey governor’s mansion and in several suburban Philadelphia counties…
Pangs of fear and frustration are rippling through the Republican donor and operative classes as Donald Trump’s self-inflicted wounds threaten to fully derail the GOP legislative agenda and tarnish the party’s brand headed into the midterms.
The Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity opened up phone banks so constituents could pressure members of Congress — by “thanking” them for opposing the Trumpcare bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.