In perhaps his worst mistaken tweet, this morning President Donald Trump declared war against the conservative core of the House of Representatives.
“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast,” he tweeted Thursday morning. “We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”
The Tea Party movement ushered in the most stridently fiscal conservative coalition in decades. The current voice of that outcry for fiscal responsibility and economic freedom is known of as The Freedom Caucus.
Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows have served as spokesmen for the group. About half of them (including Oklahoma's Jim Bridenstine) supported the House bill to replace the ACA (ObamaCare) with a phase-out plan which also put a stop to funding Planned Parenthood.
The other half insisted on staying with a clean repeal bill which the whole republican Caucus supported just a year ago.
Jim Bridenstine has been a heroic supporter of Trump's candidacy, especially in the October revelation of the Billie Bush Access Hollywood 'hot mic' chatter. Bridenstine went before CNN "firing squads' to declare that the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, and thus Hillary Clinton must be kept out of office despite the vulgar chat of years ago.