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Trump / McConnell / A Discussion #1117015

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 16, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The relationship between President Trump & Senator Mitch McConnell featured; scenes shown of them together in the Rose Garden for a press conference. [Twice, TRUMP - says he & McConnell are closer than ever.] [Earlier, TRUMP - blames Republicans in Congress: not getting the job done & most Republican senators are great people.] [Steve BANNON - criticizes Mitch.] [Much earlier, TRUMP - says he wants repeal/replace done.] Trump tweets on Mitch & the bill issues quoted. [August 9, McCONNELL - comments on the president's expectations.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger & conservatives Amanda Carpenter & Rick Santorum about Trump & McConnell & the GOP civil war. [BORGER, SANTORUM, CARPENTER - offer views on the relationship of the president & McConnell, who is no fan of Bannon, who wants to defeat Republicans, how each needs the other to work things out, how Trump is playing McConnell & Bannon against each other, Bannon's strategy of challenging Republicans to repeal/replace establishment Republicans, the Republican base anger against McConnell, the sense of urgency among moderate Republicans.]

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