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Seated next to Flake, Trump boasts about GOP unity

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) listens as President Trump speaks before hosting a lunch with Senate Republicans. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump boasted of the "unity" within the Republican party during a lunch with GOP senators Tuesday. He was seated beside Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has condemned the "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" of politics in the Trump era and urged his colleagues against "complicity" with the president. Trump's quote:

"There is a great spirit in the Republican party like I've never seen before, like a lot of people say they've never seen before," said Trump. "They've never seen anything like this, the unity."

More from Trump:

  • Why he endorsed Roy Moore: "We want strong borders, we want stopping crime. We don't want a liberal democrat that's controlled by Chuck Schumer. We don't want that for Alabama "
  • On choosing to take the tax bill to conference: "We had a choice, we could've gone directly for a vote and we decided let's put it into the conference and let's come out with something where everting is perfecto."
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