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Mitch McConnell to worried GOP senators: “Call Trump”

John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump
Sens. John Cornyn and Mitch McConnelll look on as President Trump speaks. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Republican senators are extremely worried about Trump’s protectionist moves on trade. Specifically, senators who represent farm states are furious about Trump’s threats of tariffs — and the responding Chinese threats to crops like soybeans — are already driving down crop prices. 

Why it matters: Little by little, Senate Republicans are souring on Trump publicly, dissing his trade moves, his Mueller threats and constant drama.