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The fallout from the wild White House gun-control meeting

President Trump meeting with lawmakers on gun policy.
President Trump meeting with lawmakers on gun policy. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Yesterday's White House meeting on gun control was a stunning display of Trump leaving his party behind and siding instead with Democrats. Senate Republicans immediately dismissed Trump's directive to put together a broader gun package, instead hoping — and assuming — that he'll change his mind and come around to their side of the issue.

Why it matters: If Trump sticks with his proposals, it'll set up a huge clash between his dealmaking and Republican desires not to cave on one of the party's most defining issues.