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Trump Embraces McConnell in Search of a Tax Win

  • Joint appearance follows Bannon’s threat of primary fights
  • President says he and GOP leader ‘closer than ever before’
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Barely two hours after blaming congressional Republicans for failing him, President Donald Trump gave a Rose Garden embrace to the epitome of the party’s establishment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump emceed an impromptu news conference on Monday with McConnell at his side that suggested a president trying to build support for a tax overhaul and the rest of his legislative agenda by charming the residents of the Washington “swamp” he so often derides.