The Washington Post reports that “The Gallup Poll’s tracker has found Trump’s approval among Republicans steady, since February, at 85 percent. Last week, before the new email was revealed, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found 73 percent of Republicans unwilling to believe that the president had colluded with Russia; just 4 percent said he might have done so illegally.”
Speaking to the Washington Post, former independent candidate for President McMullin said, “The president is playing a very narrow game right now, in which he’s just speaking to the Republican base — in particular, his base,” said Evan McMullin, a former House Republican staffer who waged an anti-Trump 2016 bid for president.”
Mr. Trump must keep this base happy at all costs and his policy proposals do just that.
Regardless, in both the 2011 and 2013 debt ceiling fights, Republicans blamed the near cataclysms on Democrats.