1 week from the convention, trump cannot put his ego aside and just focus on issues important to republicans.
Still think he's not trying to poison the GOP well for everyone else?
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the meeting Senate Republicans had with Donald Trump turned combative when the real estate mogul started calling out specific legislators who were publicly skeptical about supporting him.
The publication, which spoke to several people on the condition of anonymity, reported that Trump had a particularly tense exchange with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has said he couldn't support Trump after he proposed a ban on Muslims from entering the country.
Trump reportedly said at the meeting that he has not yet attacked Flake hard but threatened to begin to do so. Flake told Trump that he needed to stop attacking Mexicans and the businessman said to Flake that he would lose his reelection bid. Flake then reportedly informed Trump that he was not on the ballot this year.
A spokesman for Flake didn't return the Post's request for comment.
Trump also called out Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) who withdrew his endorsement after Trump criticized the ethnicity of a federal judge. Trump said he would win Illinois, typically a Democratic state, in a landslide. Kirk wasn't present at the meeting.
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