Trump wanted to primary Rep. Sanford over health bill
Members of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., left, and Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., arrive at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In the run up to the failed healthcare bill, Donald Trump sent his budget director Mick Mulvaney to deliver a message to fellow South Carolinian, Congressman Mark Sanford. Here's what Mulvaney said, Sanford recounted to The Post and Courier:
The president asked me to look you square in the eyes and to say that he hoped that you voted 'no' on this bill so he could run against you in 2018.