Donald Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

Donald Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

President Trump blasted the conservative House Freedom Caucus Thursday, saying the lawmakers are hurting Republicans and need to "get on the team".

President Trump on Thursday Tweeted that Freedom Caucus members should be targeted for primary defeats in the 2018 mid-term elections.

As I noted in my column today, Trump and the Freedom Caucus don't have much in common except their hatred of the establishment - he's a populist deal-maker; they're conservative purists. President Trump also made personal efforts to get them on board with the plan several times as well, but all to no success.

"We're all fighting for a yes to improve the poll numbers, to get better policy, to get prices down, to drain the swamp and we're all behind the president", he said.

But, sources say, it's a threat that could eventually ring true if the Freedom Caucus doesn't change its tune.

"The Tuesday Group will never meet with the Freedom Caucus, with a capital N-E-V-E-R".

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump", tweeted Rep. Justin Amash of MI.

President Donald Trump has gone public with his war against the House Freedom Caucus, pushing into full view growing frustration shared by House Speaker Paul Ryan less than a week after the GOP health care bill crashed amid feuding between rival Republican factions.

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Trump went farther on Thursday.

"I don't want that to happen", Ryan told CBS "This Morning" program, referring to Trump's offer to work with Democrats.

But the fractures in the Republican party will probably once again become apparent with upcoming political fights over the budget, taxes and - perhaps - healthcare once again. Jordan said Republicans need to figure out how to work together to confront looming battles including the federal budget, appropriations and raising the USA debt ceiling. What I'm focused on doing is doing what we told the voters we were gonna do Shannon and this bill doesn't do that, plain and simple and the American people understand it, that's why they don't support it.

The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives avoided to take sides, but offered lukewarm support for Trump.

"Because we've all been promising, Democrat, Republican, we've all been promising that to the American people", Trump said. "The Freedom Caucus didn't care".

The tweet was the latest, most pointed, shot at the Freedom Caucus since the healthcare bill collapsed last Friday.

"He is obviously frustrated as many of us are and there is only one place the finger-pointing should go and that is at the Freedom Caucus", said Rep. Chris Collins of NY, one of the president's closest congressional allies told Bloomberg.

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