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 McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.), along with Sens. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Nevada Dems unveil 2018 campaign mascot: 'Mitch McTurtle' Senate campaign fundraising reports roll in MORE (R-Nev.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House Flake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense 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.