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‘Republicans are truly scared for America’: Trump’s starting to lose his GOP support

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Republican lawmakers have been critical of President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull troops from Syria, which also drove Defense Secretary James Mattis out of the administration — and that points to a looming problem for the White House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came close to criticizing the president for the Mattis departure, which he called “regrettable,” but other GOP lawmakers offered more pointed attacks, reported Axios.

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That signals a new problem for Trump, who’s enjoyed obsequious majorities in Congress for nearly two years, but will face a Democratic majority in the House.

“Once Republican lawmakers start rebuking the president publicly like this over policy, it makes it easier for them to say: ‘It’s not just Mueller or ethics, there are other concerns,'” said a former Trump aide who asked to be described as “a Trump ally.”

“Then it’s a slippery slope,” added the aide-turned-ally.

The White House assumes the president will be impeached by the newly Democratic House, which means Trump would need at least 34 Republicans to save him from conviction — and Axios said that support may be wavering.

“We talked all day yesterday with Republican officials, operatives and advisers who are truly scared for America,” wrote Axios co-founders Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei.

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President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP

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President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.

“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.

“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.

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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

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White House desperately scheduling things for Trump to do so he won’t watch the impeachment hearings

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Given President Donald Trump worked to intimidate witnesses in real-time during the hearings on the impeachment inquiry last week, the White House is desperately searching for something that can keep him busy.

Axios reported Sunday, the presidential daily schedule will be designed to keep the president distracted with their own counter-programming.

"Trump's schedule for the coming week shows him governing," Axios reported. He'll be promoting jobs and talking about things like "art and culture."

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