Donald Trump escalated his simmering feud with the House Freedom Caucus with a new tweet Thursday morning. In the tweet, Trump urged fellow Republicans to rally against the recalcitrant Republican bloc.
“We must fight them,” Trump declared.
The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
The Freedom Caucus played an integral role in derailing the Republican push to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act. The defeat served Trump with the first major legislative loss of his presidency.
It’s not the first time Trump has gone after the Freedom Caucus on Twitter. In various other tweets, he blamed them for saving Obamacare, and said they had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the recent House health care debacle.
With the state of repealing and replacing Obamacare now uncertain, the president has vowed to move on to tax reform and other priorities.
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