- As Parliament's investigation into violence intensifies, President Donald Trump has begun to rely more and more on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to unite Republicans and support the country.
- Trump has even started calling McConnell up to three times a day, CNN reported on Wednesday
- Trump has also begun to rage against Republican senators whom he considers disloyal – especially the strike on Senator Mitt Romney in Utah, but also on Republicans who have not defended Trump.
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President Donald Trump calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell up to three times a day in a frenzy over the Congressional Development Survey, CNN reported, citing a person familiar with the conversations.
His behavior has begun to mimic his rage during Russia's investigation, according to CNN, and Trump relies on McConnell to see him through turmoil, unite Republicans and support the country. [1
The House of Representatives investigated Trump's behavior during a July 25 telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump pressured the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of Trump's most prominent political rivals.
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Trump has since urged China to also examine Biden, pull even more scrutiny from the congressional Democrats and get some Republicans to shake their hands.
Trump has also begun to rage against Republican senators whom he considers disloyal – most notably the elimination of Senator Mitt Romney in Utah. Romney has criticized Trump's efforts to call for foreign intervention to probe his political rivals as "wrong and scary."
Last weekend, Trump called Romney a "pompous butt" in response.
Trump is upset that some Republicans have not defended him more aggressively
But it is not only outspoken Republicans like Romney who have drawn Trump's ire – he has also become angry with Republicans who have not publicly defended him, according to CNN. Trump has reportedly complained that Democrats are much better at taking cues from his party leadership than Republicans.
Another complicated factor has been the number of Republicans who have criticized Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria.
A number of Trump's hardest allies – such as Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina – have been reluctant to criticize him for the Ukraine scandal, but have strongly condemned his actions in Syria.
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In response, the White House has begun to quietly return the congressional Republicans hosting private dinners and holding meetings at Camp David, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
"The administration looks forward to continued engagement with members on many real issues facing the American people and saddles, even the Democrats' shameful politically motivated like this fake impeachment," White House Hogan Gidley told The Post.