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 Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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. LewandowskiSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel 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 HicksHope Hicks defends accuracy of her congressional testimony Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony House panel to go to court to enforce McGahn subpoena, Nadler says MORE, counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries Florida first lady to miss Women for Trump event due to planned execution Trump adopts familiar mantra on possible recession: fake news 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 group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Hobbled NRA shows strength with Trump 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.