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White House, GOP ready to party after the tax vote
Kevin cork reports on the reaction from Republicans as the bill nears final passage.
An Oval Office meeting this week turned contentious at times as one of the top consultants from inside and outside the White house, discussed with President Trump, as they confront a political landscape that is increasingly problematic for the Republicans before the 2018 midterms, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting told Fox News.
Those in attendance Wednesday included White house chief of staff John Kelly, Advisor to the President, Kelly Anne Conway, Communications Director included in the Hope that Hicks, the Political Director Bill Stepien, the former trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a former campaign digital guru Brad Parscale and other.
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Some of the external consultants such as Lewandowski, “the alarm clock rang,” the President was not well with his current political operation in the White House — which by Stepien — and that changes will be made necessary, and to address the Republican National Committee potential Democratic gains in the year 2018.
Both Lewandowski and the former White house chief of staff Reince Priebus, the visited privately with the President on Tuesday, agreed that significant changes are necessary, according to a White house source. Although the two men have butted heads in the past, both expressed concerns that the exams in 2018 means and the current trajectory.
There was also some criticism during the meeting about how the RNC, under Chairman Ronna McDaniel, ran his political operation, despite a strong fundraising arm.
White house officials told Fox News that they do not believe that the RNC, which essentially serves as a political arm of the White house doing enough to protect the President and his political agenda.
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In spite of the periodic tense talks, the sources said there was agreement about the “great victory” on the president’s tax cut bill. Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul minutes before boarding Air Force One for the Mar-a-Lago, on Friday.
The top-consultant agreed to meet on Wednesday in the Oval Office, that the law of momentum could be used to generate rules in 2018.
Neither Lewandowski nor a White house spokeswoman would comment to Fox News about the meeting Wednesday, the first reported by The New York Times.
Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, which is also in the election of 2016 as a special events & politics producer and former special correspondent for Fox News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel, where he covered Florida politics & Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo