The paper cited “several Republican lawmakers who attended the meeting,” adding Trump said: “I know I won’t have to, because I know you’ll vote ‘yes.’”
“Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks,” Trump reportedly also said.
The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, the most conservative of the Republican groups in Congress, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) “told reporters that the president had not made the sale, that the call-out was good-natured, and that conservative hold-outs would continue pressing for a tougher bill.”
“I’m still a ‘no,’” Rep. Meadows said. “I’ve had no indication that any of my Freedom Caucus colleagues have switched their votes.”