Trump retweets Fox pieces centered on McConnell, other Senate Republicans

Trump retweets Fox pieces centered on McConnell, other Senate Republicans
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President Trump retweeted Fox News articles early Friday that focused on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.), along with Sens. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerNevada senators urge airlines to enact new policies after Las Vegas shooting Dems plan to make gun control an issue in Nevada GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE (R-Nev.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeAuthorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient Republicans jockey for position on immigration McCain, Flake warn against 'politically-motivated penalties' for Canadian defense firm MORE (R-Ariz.). 

The retweeted article on McConnell, dubbed "Trump fires new warning shot at McConnell, leaves door open on whether he should step down," highlights the president's recent attacks on the Senate majority leader.

Trump has blamed McConnell for failing to fulfill a seven-year Republican campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The president threatened McConnell on Thursday saying, "If he doesn’t get repeal and replace done, and if he doesn’t get taxes done — meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn’t get a very easy one to get done — infrastructure — if he doesn’t get them done, then you can ask me that question."  

Trump also retweeted an article focused on Flake and Heller, who both face pro-Trump primary challengers.

The piece singles out Heller for his "tepid" support of Republican repeal and replace efforts and of Trump's presidential campaign, along with Flake's recent promotion of his new book "Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle," which is critical of the rise of Trump. 

Speculation has grown that Trump will back primary challengers in Arizona and Nevada.