Trump advisers express midterm concerns in tense meeting: report

Tempers flared at the White House during a meeting earlier this week between President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE and his advisers on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The president's former campaign manager, Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe problem with hindsight Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica met with Lewandowski before Trump campaign launch Trump-connected lobbyist working for Ukrainian opposition leader MORE, reportedly vented about the White House's management of the Republican Party, as well as the upcoming midterm elections during the meeting on Wednesday. 

The Post reports that Lewandowski told Trump the Republican National Committee (RNC) was not doing enough to support the president's agenda and was not raising enough money.

The RNC announced it had raised $8.2 million last month, breaking its record for the amount of money raised during a November in a non-election year.

Lewandowski also reportedly voiced more personal grievances to Trump, saying “he wasn’t being served well,” sources told the publication.

Lewandowski said his calls were not being returned by the White House and that he was being blocked by the president's assistant through Kelly.

After Trump listened to Lewandowski's concerns, the former campaign manager reportedly held a "very intense" conversation with political director Bill Stepien, where Lewandowski reportedly questioned the director's performance. 

The publication reported that attendees of the meeting included the president, Stepien, Lewandowski, White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksHicks almost left WH months before she announced her resignation: report Kelly tells White House staff no more personnel changes coming Trump told advisers Kelly's job is '100% safe': report MORE, counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump to release opioid plan Monday that includes death penalty Kellyanne Conway tells Clinton to ‘stop pretending you’re a feminist’ Setting the record straight on charities and political speech MORE and data specialist Brad Parscale.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

The report comes as Politico reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP senator blocking Trump's Intel nominee Spending bill delay raises risk of partial government shutdown support GOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone MORE (R-Ky.) has been saying behind closed doors that the GOP could lose the House and the Senate in next year's midterms.

The GOP holds a slim majority in both the House and Senate. The president has reportedly told those around him that he plans to campaign aggressively for Republicans in 2018.