White House: Trump will ‘hit back’ when attacked by senators

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President Trump plans to “hit back” against Republican senators who openly attack him, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday amid a dispute between Trump and retiring Sen. Bob Corker.

“When he gets hit, he’s going to hit back,” Sanders told reporters at the White House.

Earlier in the day, Trump called Corker “incompetent” after the Tennessee Republican said he regretted endorsing Trump in the 2016 election.

Sanders also said Sen. Jeff Flake’s plan to forego re-election, a decision he unveiled just moments before Sanders took the podium, was a “good move.”

“They were not likely to be re-elected and I think that shows that support is more behind this president than it is behind these two senators,” Sanders said of Corker and Flake’s departure.

The White House press secretary said Trump continues to enjoy productive conversations with GOP lawmakers, despite concerns among some Trump supporters that his focus on feuds with senators could distract from tax reform and Obamacare repeal.

“He’s got a great relationship with a number of Republican senators,” Sanders said. “He wants people to be in the Senate that are committed to actually moving the ball down the field.”

 

H/T washingtonexaminer

 

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