President Donald Trump has been gradually losing the support of a number of Republican senators, even taking to Twitter to attack them. Last week, John McCain of Arizona slammed "half-baked" nationalism in a speech that Trump seemed to take personally.
While this week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona announced his retirement, saying that President Trump was "undermining our democratic norms and ideals." Meanwhile, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee accused the president of lying in a series of television interviews.
The Republicans hold the senate by a slim majority, meaning that President Trump's feuds could seriously hamper his efforts. That means Trump's latest weekly lunch with senators on Tuesday was especially important, and it was rather uneventful according to some reports. President Trump even took to Twitter to describe the meeting as a "love fest."
The meeting with Republican Senators yesterday, outside of Flake and Corker, was a love fest with standing ovations and great ideas for USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2017
You can probably imagine how Twitter reacted to that bizarre description.
Trump said the meeting with the Republican Senators was a “love fest”.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 25, 2017
And by “love fest” he means a bunch of old white dudes fucking us.
Using a term like "love fest" to describe a meeting with lawmakers is both childish and outlandish. It's a pathetic cry for attention.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 25, 2017
A "love fest??" I was under the impression that this administration frowned upon a bunch of white males gathering for that kind of event?— SaTaN (@theREELSaTaN) October 25, 2017
A “love fest” like ‘everybody loves Donald?’ Why am I not surprised you’d say that that? Tell you what, pass some legislation to prove it!— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) October 25, 2017
It's a love fest, people.