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GOP Rep. Steve King: A Subtler Trump Would Be More Successful

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 04:03 PM

President Donald Trump would be more successful if he was subtler about the way he criticized those with whom he disagrees, Republican Rep. Steve King told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.

The president has sent out a number of blistering tweets slamming fellow Republicans who have voted against GOP healthcare plans, as well as criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"I wish he hadn't done that," King said. "There's a lot more subtle ways to get done what you need done, and some of that is sit down with people and look them in the eye and tell them what's important and ask them for their commitment."

The congressman from Iowa explained that Trump is "not a polished politician when it comes to that, and I'm sure he's not familiar with the nuance of the personalities and the massive egos that pack this Capitol."

King said that Trump could have approached the situation differently, although in the Republican presidential primaries "he seemed to be able to throw those insults out… and somehow end up with people's support."

However, "This arena, here now, there's a lot at stake, and I think the president is frustrated, and if he'd restrained himself more, perhaps he could be a little more successful."

Regarding the various possible scenarios with healthcare legislation, King said he thought the most likely to come out of the Senate is a repeal only with a two-year delay for a new healthcare plan.

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President Donald Trump would be more successful if he was subtler about the way he criticized those with whom he disagrees, Republican Rep. Steve King told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.
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