Trump angry more Republicans haven't defended his tweets: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE is reportedly dissatisfied with Republican lawmakers for their lack of defense of his weekend tweets, which targeted a group of minority progressive lawmakers. 

Multiple sources told Politico that has informed at least two GOP members of Congress that his is not satisfied.

The news outlet notes that Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump MORE (R-Colo.) and John CornynJohn CornynHillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling Lighthizer starts GOP charm offensive on Trump trade deal MORE (R-Texas) are preparing for tough reelection races and face a difficult decision: standing by the president and risking support of needed voters, or condemning the president for his remarks and “facing his wrath.” 

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“I wouldn’t have done it. That’s not what we ought to focus on in this country,” Gardner said of the president's tweets, in which he suggested that the four freshman lawmakers known as “The Squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Democrats reach cusp of impeachment Progressives hopeful for deal with Pelosi to avert showdown on drug prices MORE (N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleySanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire Booker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump MORE (Mass.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing Live coverage: Democrats, Republicans seek to win PR battle in final House impeachment hearing MORE (Mich.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump MORE (Minn.) — “go back” to their home countries.

The remarks have since garnered widespread backlash, with Democrats swiftly denouncing them as racist. GOP leadership, however, has denied claims that Trump or his tweets were racist.

Gardner, whose reelection bid takes place in a largely blue state, has endorsed Trump’s 2020 campaign but disagrees with his rhetoric, telling Politico “we should focus on ways to bring people together.”

Cornyn, who is seeking the vote from minority populations in his reelection campaign, said that while “we are consumed by this here ... it doesn’t consume my constituents when I go back home.”

Other Republican lawmakers, including Arizona Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGroup of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump Overnight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 MORE, have continued to support the president but shied away from commenting on the tweets, Politico notes.

Some GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Defense bill includes fix for military families' survivor benefits MORE (Maine) and Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstHouston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence GOP senators unveil bill to expand 'opportunity zone' reporting requirements Giffords, Demand Justice to pressure GOP senators to reject Trump judicial pick MORE (Iowa), have spoken out against Trump for his remarks, and four House Republicans voted on Tuesday in favor of a Democratic-led resolution to condemn the tweets.

Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial McConnell: Senate impeachment trial will begin in January McConnell: Senate will not take up new NAFTA deal this year MORE (R-S.D.) told the outlet “the news cycle changes pretty quickly,” adding that by the 2020 elections, “I don’t expect we’ll be talking about this.”