The White House has met with at least three actual or prospective primary challengers to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in recent weeks, a reflection of Donald Trump’s strained relations with the senator and the latest sign of the president’s willingness to play hardball with lawmakers who cross him — even Republican incumbents.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Trump v. Flake
Another example of how institutional interests create friction between congressional Republicans and Trump. Out of personal pique, he is willing to put a marginal GOP Senate seat at risk. Alex Isenstadt reports at Politico: