With One Tweet, President Trump Declares War on Freedom Caucus

President Trump is still unhappy with last week’s health care bill failure, and he’s found the perfect scapegoat to blame: the conservative Freedom Caucus: The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017 The president’s tweet, which appears to indicate a desire to field primary challengers against some of the most conservative Members of Congress, is sure to stoke anger from both conservatives who opposed the president in the election and conservatives who supported him

President Trump Slams Freedom Caucus with Pro-Life Tweet

President Trump showed some very good political instincts this morning with a tweet criticizing the House Freedom Caucus on their opposition to the new GOP healthcare bill: The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2017 The president is essentially arguing here that if the Freedom Caucus truly cares about the life issue — which they claim to — then they ought to support the Republican-drafted American Health Care Act (AHCA) despite their economic concerns. The measure would