On Thursday morning, August 24, Trump publicly criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just hours after the White House released a statement asserting that the two leaders "remain united".
Saturday's dinner, a celebration of the Republican Party's electoral gains over the past year, comes as Trump has taken McConnell to task in recent days for his handling of the failed vote to repeal parts of Obamacare and for not moving legislation to raise the debt ceiling. "Could have been so easy - now a mess!"
McConnell received a standing ovation at the breakfast, but there was no applause coming from the White House. But then yesterday, the White House, attempting some damage control, issued a statement saying Trump and McConnell remain united on many shared priorities.
McConnell's comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "But they don't report the facts", Trump said at the rally in Phoenix.
"We're looking forward to working with Congress to get funding for the border wall", White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom said in an email.
"I don't think it's smart politically and I don't think it would succeed practically", Cole said. Look, President Trump was elected because he wanted to get stuff done and drain the swamp and take on the establishment. Any attempt to raise the debt ceiling will also need Democrats on board to pass the 60-vote threshold in the Senate.
Republican Congressman Steve King today said President Trump should name a "point person" in his administration to take charge of construction of a wall along the southern USA border.
Mr Ryan said: I'm not anxious that's not going to get done because it's going to get done. The Times cites Trump's public criticism of McConnell this month after Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in July as a critical moment in the deterioration of their relationship.
Members of the Republican Party would also back Trump over his congressional counterparts, albeit by a narrower margin of 58 percent to 19 percent. "We're still committed to making sure that gets raised".