Matt Schlapp: Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan Never Warmed To the Idea Of A President Trump

Tensions between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have escalated dramatically recently, to the point that the two haven't spoken with each other in weeks, according to a New York Times report on Tuesday. The once-private feud between the two Republicans has spilled out into the open in the wake of several controversial moves by Trump this summer that may threaten the GOP agenda when Congress heads back to Washington in September. The Times cites Trump's public criticism of McConnell this month after Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in July as a critical moment in the deterioration of their relationship. In a series of tweets, Trump pinned the blame on McConnell. Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, joined the Todd Starnes Show today to discuss President Trump's relationship with the mainstream media, with other republicans, and with Mitch McConnell. On President Trump not receiving support from many republican politicians, Schlapp said, "At some point republican leaders lost support of their grassroots supporters. That can't go on very long before you have catastrophic fail." Schlapp also said  that republicans like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan "never warmed to the idea of a President Trump. They didn't think he'd get the nomination. They didn't think he'd win." Listen to the full interview below: