Oct 24, 2017

GOP leadership speaks out after Trump lunch

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo during a news conference on March 21, 2017. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sen. Bob Corker told reporters after today's GOP lunch that he did not speak to President Trump at the lunch, and the President didn't win him back over, following their feud this morning.

Here's what GOP leadership had to say, following their lunch with the President:

  • Sen. Cory Gardner said: "In 1986, Top Gun was the number one movie at the box office; in 1986, Mitch McConnell was rocking out to 'Walk Like an Egyptian'...and we're still dealing with that 1986 tax code today. We can do better."
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell said he and Trump didn't comment on protestor who threw Russian flags at the President and shouted "Trump is treason!" while the two walked to the lunch.
  • Sen. John Barrasso said Trump spoke about Democrats' obstruction with nominees' confirmation.
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