Hill Republicans try to ignore Trump

Hill Republicans aren't listening to Trump on policy. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

Hill Republicans are tuning out President Trump's comments on policy, counting on their ability to change his mind later.

Why this matters: The attitude of congressional Republicans reflects how much Trump has eroded his way on the Hill by constantly changing his mind on one issue after another over the last 10 months. Desperate for a win, it's hard to imagine Trump vetoing any tax bill Republicans get to his desk. That said, Republicans don't have the luxury of completely ignoring him, because they view him as the only voice in Washington that matters when pitching policies to the GOP base.