While some Republicans on Capitol Hill were busy with their show trial of FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump spent the early part of the day meeting with House and Senate Republicans to drum up support and ease any concerns that he’s going to destroy their party. Apparently, all went as well as one would expect from the fascistic kindergartner.
In his meeting with GOP House members, Trump thought there were 12 Articles in the Constitution, told the caucus that he’d flip Washington, Oregon and Connecticut red and dismissed any concerns about losing the Hispanic vote by historic margins because Hispanics love him. Of course, this is all shit we hear from the spray-tanned bankruptcy artiste on a daily basis, but in a private setting, you’d think he’d be a little more honest and realistic with Republicans and not act like he’s selling them junk bonds.
Along with his casual bullshittery, while hanging with the Senate GOP, he let his world-famous pettiness shine through. Considering there are fewer senators and they’re more visible on the national stage than House reps, Trump was able to target some who he knew have been critical of him this election season. Meaning it was time for tossing out personal threats.
See, The Donald was there to make sure everyone gets on board the Trump Train. Therefore, since he’s the BIG DICK SWINGING, he made sure to throw his ample weight around. One person who he had a contentious exchange with was Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has had issues with Trump’s rhetoric about Mexicans, among other things.
According to the Washington Post, after Flake stood up to introduce himself and address Trump, the former reality TV star immediately stated, “You’ve been critical of me.” Flake took right to snark, noting that he’s “the other senator from Arizona — the one who didn’t get captured,” reminding Trump of his remarks about John McCain being a POW.
This set off an exchange where Trump then said he’d begin going after him publicly unless he stopped criticizing him.
Flake told Trump that he wants to be able to support him — “I’m not part of the Never Trump movement,” the senator said — but that he remains uncomfortable backing his candidacy, the officials said.
Trump said at the meeting that he has yet to attack Flake hard but threatened to begin doing so. Flake stood up to Trump by urging him to stop attacking Mexicans. Trump predicted that Flake would lose his reelection, at which point Flake informed Trump that he was not on the ballot this year, the sources said.
Seriously, the best part of all of that is the fact that Trump didn’t even know Flake wasn’t up for reelection this year, but had to get a shot in about making his bold prediction. This carried over to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who did not attend but got lit up by Trump anyway. Kirk famously rescinded on his endorsement of Trump after the White House hopeful’s racist attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel.
Trump also called out Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — who withdrew his endorsement of Trump last month, citing the business mogul’s racially based attacks on a federal judge — and said he did not approve of the senator’s action, the officials said.
Characterizing Kirk as a loser, Trump vowed that he would carry Illinois in the general election even though the state traditionally has been solidly Democratic in presidential contests. Kirk did not attend the meeting with Trump.
So after telling House Republicans he’d carry solid blue states he has no earthly chance of flipping, he did the same with the Senate, promising them Illinois. O-K.
I’m sure these meetings completely eased the minds of GOPers in Washington fearful of a Democratic landslide of epic proportions.