Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubts that Donald Trump can save his presidency. If the top Republican is making this revelation means he may know a lot more than he is willing to talk about now.
Donald Trump's presidency may be going in the same direction of another Republican president, Richard Nixon. New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin dropped an article that should make every Trump supporter cringe and the president fearful.
The article titled "McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency" starts with the bombshell.
The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.
It turns out that McConnell and Trump were recently in a shouting match.
During the call, which Mr. Trump initiated on Aug. 9 from his New Jersey golf club, the president accused Mr. McConnell of bungling the health care issue. He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader’s refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Republicans briefed on the conversation. ...
In offhand remarks, Mr. McConnell has expressed a sense of bewilderment about where Mr. Trump’s presidency may be headed, and has mused about whether Mr. Trump will be in a position to lead the Republican Party into next year’s elections and beyond, according to people who have spoken to him directly.
Mr. Trump has been actively targeting individual Republican senators. It is clear that McConnell must know the president has committed impeachable offenses based on the statement from his former chief of staff.
“The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.
The New York Times article is worth a read. It clearly illustrates the level of dysfunction between this Republican President, Congress, and the governance of this great country.