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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 TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' 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. LewandowskiTrump and son signal support for McCarthy as next Speaker The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Facing major hurricane, Trump is tested Bannon seeks to boost Republican turnout in midterms with new film 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.

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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 HicksTrump: 'I don't call it tweeting. I call it social media' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Trump heads to battleground Iowa, where GOP House members seek help Hope Hicks to become Fox chief communications officer MORE, counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump and Kellyanne Conway's husband spar about columnist Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex' Conway responds to Warren DNA test: 'Junk science' that 'really doesn't interest me' 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 McConnellEx-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Democrats slide in battle for Senate 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.