Joe Lockhart: Trump Will Not Have Republican Support, at Least from the Leadership

‘They understand the dynamics here, and the optics will be different, too’

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LOCKHART: “They are pushing for a shutdown, and we will find out in the next week or so whether Stephen Miller is at the head of the ideological Republican Party or the leaders in the House and the Senate. The difference between this potential shutdown and the previous ones is Trump will be going it alone, he will not have Republican support, at least from the leadership, because they do not want to do this. They understand the dynamics here, and the optics will be different, too. We are in the holiday season, he will be in Mar-a-Lago playing golf every day —“

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