President Trump held a surprise press conference with Mitch McConnell today — and the pair were all unity and good cheer, despite Trump having bashed McConnell for months over failed bids to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
- On his "friend" Mitch: "We're probably now, despite what you read, closer than ever before."
- On his agenda: Trump said he wants tax reform "this year," backed a "short-term" health care fix, and said Democrats are bad politicians but good obstructionists.
- On the Russia probe: Trump said he won't fire Bob Mueller, but insisted the American people were "sick" of the investigation.
- Asked about his public silence on the deaths of four U.S. service members in Niger, Trump said he has made a point to call the families of troops that die on his watch, and claimed Barack Obama didn't do so. (Actually, Obama met the coffins of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and met with their families.)
Go deeper: Our full roundups from the press conference, and Trump's cabinet meeting earlier in the day.