Tempers flared at the White House during a meeting earlier this week between President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right 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 LewandowskiBiden White House moves to oust Trump appointees from advisory boards Trump budget chief refuses to resign from Naval Academy board Trump super PAC promoting Susan Wright ahead of Texas House runoff 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 HicksThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records UPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause MORE, counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests 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 McConnellCEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' Capito grills EPA nominee on '#ResistCapitalism' tweet Hassan launches first ad of reelection bid focusing on veterans' issues 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.