Trump met with the House Republican caucus this morning because, as you know, he's a supposed "dealmaker" who can compel people to fuck themselves over out of sheer will rather than through lies and deception.
Trump reportedly threatened members of the GOP caucus by saying he would support their primary challengers if they don't vote for Trumpcare and, in the process, Trump demonstrated that he doesn't understand the opposition.
Threatening to support candidates who challenge the Batshit Caucus is an idle threat because, for them, Trumpcare doesn't go far enough. There is no one more right wing than them.
Case in point, Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) says he will oppose Trumpcare for a very special reason.
“I moved from a lean no to a no,” said Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), a former Trump surrogate who said he is worried undocumented immigrants would take advantage of the GOP plan.
More troubling for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), however, was that they do not appear to have won over Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.
Imagine being this asshole. Over 24 million people might lose their coverage and he's worried that a handful of immigrants may take advantage of the situation in some vague manner.
Who's going to primary him? Certainly not someone from his right.
Trump's direct action is a big risk because, as his poll numbers sink and more and more people choose to ignore him, more congressmen, particularly conservatives, are going to realize that Trump needs them more than they need him.
After his unpopularity reaches a certain point, opposition to Trump will not be a liability even for congressmen and women from the most conservative districts. We may be there already.