The politics of Trump’s trade and economic agenda


♪ ♪>>WITH HEARTH SIGNATURES TODAY WE WILL DECLARE THE INTENTION OF OUR THREE COUNTRIES TO REPLACE NAFTA. WITH THE USMCA, A TRULY GROUNDBREAKING ACHIEVEMENT. MODERN-DAY AGREEMENT. THE NEW AGREEMENT TO LIFTS THE RISK OF SERIOUS ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY THAT LINGERS THROUGHOUT A TRADE RENEGOTIATION PROCESS. UNCERTAINTY THAT WOULD HAVE ONLY GOTTEN WORSE AND MORE DAMAGING HAD WE NOT REACHED A NEW NAFTA.>>THIS DAY IS THE CULMINATION OF A LONG PROCESS BASED ON DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATIONS THAT ALLOW US TO OVERCOME DIFFERENCES AND TO CONCILIATE OUR VISIONS. SPILLING MEXICAN PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA SIGNING THE TRADE AGREEMENT, THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT THE BIGGEST MOST IMPORTANT, LARGEST GREAT DEAL IN THE U.S. AND WORLD HISTORY, WE ARE HERE AT THE REAGAN LIBRARY, WHEN HE TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD IT WAS THE G8, NOW IT IS THE G20, AND THE PRESIDENT NOT EVERYONE BACK IN WASHINGTON IS FULLY BEHIND THE NEW TRADE DEAL.>>WHAT IS NOT AND IT IS ENOUGH ENFORCEMENT REASSURANCE REGARDING WORKERS, PROVISIONS THAT RELATE TO WORKERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. THERE ALSO HAS NOT BEEN A LAW PASSED IN MEXICO IN TERMS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS IN MEXICO, SO WHEN ALL OF THAT HAPPENS PEOPLE MAKE A JUDGMENT ABOUT WHETHER THEY ARE SUPPORTING IT.>>Bret: WE WILL START THERE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO THE G20, WE WILL BRING IN THE PANEL FROM WASHINGTON, MORGAN ORTAGUS, LESLIE MARSHALL, AND DAVID BRODY, CHIEF ANALYST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TRADE DEAL AND THE G20 ABROAD.>>I THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT THAT IT IS A VERY HISTORIC TRADE AGREEMENT, TRADE IS ONE OF THE MOST ARCANE THINGS THAT ANY ADMINISTRATION HAS TO DEAL WITH. AND GETTING THIS THROUGH IN THE MEXICANS AND THE CANADIANS THAT HELD IN ON A FEW STICKING POINTS REGARDING DAIRY IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, BUT IT IS A LITTLE BIT TOO EARLY TO MEASURE, BECAUSE HE WILL HAVE TOUGHER NEGOTIATORS IN THAT CANADIANS AND THE MEXICANS, THAT IS THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS AS WE JUST SAW, I’M LOOKING TOWARDS SHERIFF BROWN, HE IS A DEMOCRAT WHO MAY LIKELY RUN FOR PRESIDENT, HE HAS THE MOST INTEGRITY AND REPUTATION AS A RELATES TO WORKERS RIGHTS AND TRADE, AND HE WILL FIGURE OUT IF WE CAN GET TRUE DEMOCRATS TO PASS IT IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.>>NOT JUST DEMOCRATS, IF YOU REPUBLICANS HAVE PIPED UP, MARCO RUBIO, TWEETING IS CURRENTLY DRAFTING THIS DEAL WILL PUT FLORIDA SEASONAL VEGETABLE GROWERS OUT OF BUSINESS, ALLOWING THEM TO DUMP PRODUCE ON THE U.S. MARKET, GOING FORWARD AMERICA WILL DEPEND ON MEXICO FOR THE WINTER VEGETABLES, UNACCEPTABLE. A FEW OTHERS WHO HAVE WEIGHED IN AS WELL.>>IS ANOTHER. IF MORE JOBS GO TO MEXICO, WHICH IS A BIG CONCERN, NOT JUST BY DEMOCRATS AND THE UNIONS, BUT ON THE RIGHT AS WELL, WILL THERE BE MORE OUTSOURCING? WILL THERE BE PROTECTION FOR INVESTORS AND PROTECTION IF JOBS GO TO MEXICO OR OTHER PLACES OVERSEAS TO NANCY PELOSI’S POINT AND PROVIDING ENVIRONMENT FOR WORKERS, THE PRESIDENT HAS A WIN, BUT ARE WE GOING TO SEE A WIN IN CONGRESS, I’M NOT SURE, BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF PUSHBACK ON BOTH SIDES TO MARCO RUBIO’S POINT, AGRICULTURE IS BEING AFFECTED BY THIS, AND A POLITICAL WIN FOR THE PRESIDENT BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS TAKING OVER THE HOUSE COMING UP IN JANUARY.>>Bret: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT COME JANUARY, IN THE MEANTIME, DAVID, BIG ISSUES AT THE G20, THE PRESIDENT CANCELING THE MEETING WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN, BUT THE BIGGEST MEETING TO COME TOMORROW NIGHT WITH THE CHINESE PRESIDENT XI.>>THAT’S RIGHT, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THAT MEANING FOR SURE, BRET, I HAVE TO TELL YOU THERE IS ALLOWED TO NOT JUST AT STAKE, BUT GOING ON, HE IS NOT AT A MOMENT WHERE HE CAN BLUFF, IT IS TIME TO PONY UP, HE CANNOT BACK AWAY. THERE IS NO WAY, SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? ECONOMICALLY WE KNOW THAT AMERICA IS DOING WELL, THAT IS A STRONG HAND TO GO INTO ALL OF THIS WITH BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IF HE CAN COME AWAY WITH SOMETHING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT AND ALL OF THIS FORCED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN TERMS OF WHAT THE CHINESE ARE DOING, THAT WILL BE A BIG VICTORY FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION BUT HAVING SAID THAT WE HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF US. THE ONE THAT I WILL POINT OUT IS THAT OVER 250 BILLION MORE IN TARIFFS COME JANUARY, AND THAT IS ANOTHER ISSUE THAT DONALD TRUMP CAN RAISE.>>Bret: I PLAN TO ASK DEFENSE SECRETARY MADISON ABOUT A NUMBER OF HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING CHINA, HERE’S SOME PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT THE MEETING YOU HAVE TO COME WITH PE MEETING YOU HAVE TO COME WITH PI MEETING YOU HAVE TO COME WITH PE MEETING YOU HAVE TO COME WITH PT XI.>>WE CAN MAKE A DEAL, THAT WILL BE GOOD, I THINK THAT THEY WANT TO AND WE WOULD LIKE TO AND WE WILL SEE. WE WILL BE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT XI FOR A WHILE, THE MOST PART TOMORROW WOULD BE THE BIG MEETING. IN THE MEANTIME THE STAFF IS WORKING, A LOT OF VERY TALENTED PEOPLE ARE WORKING, LARRY KUDLOW’S REPRESENTATIVES ARE DEALING WITH THEM ON A CONSTANT BASIS.>>Bret: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK, ART AT THE DEAL.>>THAT IS TRUE, I DO NOT EXPECT A FULL-FLEDGED DEAL TOMORROW, THE PROBLEM AND THE CHALLENGE HERE THAT IS DIFFERENT FOR THE PRESIDENT THEN SAY WHAT HE FACED IN NORTH KOREA IS THAT WE REALLY HAVE TWO COMPETING FACTIONS, CLEARLY THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS INTERESTS, THAT’S WHY HIS ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO GET IT DEAL SOONER THAN LATER, THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT IT FROM A NATIONAL SECURITY PERSPECTIVE, THE CHINESE ARE NOT GOING TO COME OUT AND ADMIT THAT THEY HAVE DONE ON IP, THE TAFT, OR HOW THEY HAVE OPERATED IN SOCIETY, NOR PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, HIS VISION ON HOW CHINA IS GOING TO LEAD THE WORLD, AND I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR YOUR INTERVIEW, BUT I DO NOT THINK TO BE HYPERBOLIC, BUT WE ARE AT A MOMENT WHERE WE ARE IN A GENERATIONAL STRUGGLE WITH CHINA AND THE PRESIDENT, ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE IN THE ADMINISTRATION IS FOR HE AND HIS TEAM TO KEEP THE HEAT ON THE CHINESE. AND I HOPE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO DO IT. THERE IS NO NEED TO COME OUT OF THIS WEEKEND WITH SOME MAGIC DEAL TO SETTLE UP.>>Bret: QUICKLY A LOT OF THE LEADERS KNOW HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP OPERATES, THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER CAME WITH NEWS OF POTENTIALLY TWO NEW FACTORIES OF AUTOMAKERS TO THE U.S. AND IT SEEMS PERHAPS THAT THE CHINESE PRESIDENT WILL COME WITH SOME DELIVERABLES, BUT IF IT IS NOT EVEN IN A BIG DEAL.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK BOTH CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES IS SEEING IS THAT THE TARIFFS HAD NOT HAD THE IMPACT OF THAT THEY WANT, I AGREE, MANY DEMOCRATS AGREE ON FAIR TRADE PRACTICES BY CHINA, BUT THE TRADE DEFICIT CONTINUES TO GROW, AND WE ARE NOT SEEN FACTORIES PICKED UP AND MOVE OUT OF CHINA INTO OTHER LOCATIONS IN ASIA, IN ADDITION TO THAT, WHAT DO WE WANT LONG TERM? ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, A PROMISED THAT HE HAS NOT KEPT WAS THAT HE WAS GOING TO COME AFTER CHINA BEFORE THEIR CURRENCY MANIPULATION, THAT WILL NOT COME UP TOMORROW. I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS BOTH PARTIES ARE GOING TO AGREE, THIS IS NOT WORKING OUT THE WAY WE WANTED, WE CAN COME TO A DEAL,

Politics of Democrats’ expanded investigation into President Trump


♪ ♪>>WE’LL BE ISSUING DOCUMENT REQUESTS TO OVER 60 DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND INDIVIDUALS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DONALD TRUMP JR., ALLEN WEISSELBERG, TO BEGIN INVESTIGATIONS TO PRESENT THE CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, CORRUPTION, AND ABUSE OF POWER.>>I COOPERATE ALL THE TIME WITH EVERYBODY. YOU KNOW THE BEAUTIFUL THING. NO COLLUSION. IT’S ALL A HOAX. IT’S A POLITICAL HOAX.>>NADLER IS SETTING THE FRAMEWORK OF THE DEMOCRATS NOT TO BELIEVE THE MUELLER REPORT. SAME WE HAVE TO DO OUR OWN INVESTIGATION.>>Bret: 81 INDIVIDUALS, AGENCIES, ENTITIES TIED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP RECEIVED A FLURRY OF LETTERS TO DEMANDING DOCUMENTS. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THEM. 25 OF THE 81 INDIVIDUALS GETTING THESE LETTERS TODAY FROM THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE UNDER DEMOCRAT CONTROL. RANKING MEMBER ON THAT COMMITTEE AS YOU DO STATEMENT. “WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE MUELLER REPORT SAYS BUT DEMOCRATS ARE ALREADY HEDGING THEIR BETS AFTER RECKLESSLY PREJUDGING THE PRESIDENT FOR OBSTRUCTION, CHAIRMAN NADLER IS PURSUING EVIDENCE TO BACK UP HIS CONCLUSION BECAUSE AS HE ADMITS WE DON’T HAVE THE FACTS YET.” WE WILL START THERE WITH THE NEWS OF THE DAY. LET’S BRING IN THE PANEL. CHRIS STIREWALT, POLITICS EDITOR AT FOX NEWS. KATIE PAVLICH, NEWS EDITOR AT TownHall.com. JIM MESSINA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND CEO OF THE MESSINA GROUP. JIM, WHEN YOU LISTEN TO NADLER OVER THE WEEKEND ON THE SUNDAY SHOWS AND HE SAID I’VE REACHED A CONCLUSION THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND THEN THE FOLLOW-UP IS WHY NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH IMPEACHMENT NOW? HE SAYS WELL, WE HAVE TO LAY OUT THE CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? IS IT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE?>>I THINK IT’S SMART. DEMOCRATS ARE BEING CAREFUL. THEY’VE LEARNED SOME LESSONS FROM THE REPUBLICANS IN THE ’90s WHEN THEY IMPEACHED PRESIDENT CLINTON. THEY DON’T WANT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD. THEY WANT TO BUILD A COMPELLING CASE. I GOT A BUNCH OF THESE LETTERS ON MY FIRST DAY, LAWYERS THING WE’RE GOING TO LOOK INTO THIS STUFF. BALANCE OF POWER IN THE HOUSE IS GOING TO LOOK DEEPLY AT THIS AND THEY SHOWED. 34 MEMBERS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN OR CLEAR CIRCLE — CLOSE CIRCLE HAVE BEEN INDICTED.>>THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED LESSONS ABOUT IMPEACHMENT BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE BALL HEAD HAS BEEN MOVED OFF THE FIELD WHEN IT COMES TO DEMOCRATS AND WHAT THEY WANT TO KNOW. THEY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT RUSSIAN COLLUSION. THEN THEY CRITICIZED ANYONE WHO DARED TO GO AFTER OR QUESTION THE CREDIBILITY OF ROBERT MILLER AND THE PEOPLE WHO WHO HE HAD WORKING WITH HIM. WE HAVEN’T HEARD CALLS FOR A WHILE ABOUT PASSING LEGISLATION LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION. NOW THE DEMOCRATS DON’T SEEM TO BE GETTING WHAT THEY WANT WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION. THERE’S A PROPER ROLE FOR CONGRESS WHEN IT COMES TO OVERSIGHT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT INVESTIGATING GOVERNMENT SCANDALS LIKE OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS WHERE THE IRS TARGETING CONSERVATIVES. IT’S ABOUT GOING AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP PERSONALLY USING CONGRESS AND HOUSE COMMITTEES WITH SUBPOENAS TO OPEN UP A TREASURE TROVE OF OPPOSITION RESEARCH FOR 2020 CANDIDATES. THE TRUTH IS IMPEACHMENT MIGHT BE GOOD IN THE PRIMARIES BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE GOOD IN A GENERAL ELECTION.>>Bret: THAT’S THE QUESTION. IT’S A POLITICAL PROCESS. IT’S NOT A CRIMINAL ENDEAVOR. IT’S A POLITICAL PROCESS. LATEST POLLS ON THE PRESIDENT’S JOB PERFORMANCE, IT’S UP FROM JANUARY FROM 43 TO 46%. DISAPPROVAL, 52. IS THERE A RISK-REWARD MOMENT FOR DEMOCRATS WHERE THEY HAVE TO DECIDE, DO WE GO DOWN THIS ROAD FULLY OR LOOK TO MAKE OUR MARK LEGISLATIVELY?>>DON’T UNDER APPRECIATE THE DEGREE TO WHICH AVOIDING ANOTHER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WORK FOR TRUMP’S FAVOR AND DON’T UNDER APPRECIATE THE DEGREE TO WHICH HAVING A FOCUS ON DEMOCRATS, IN VIRGINIA OR THE GREEN NEW DEAL OR IT’S NOT BEEN A RUN OF GOOD WEEKS FOR DEMOCRATS IN TERMS OF THE NARRATIVE. I WOULD SAY KEEP A PRAYER AND KEEP SOME PASSIVITY FOR JERRY NADLER. HE’S A SERIOUS PERSON TRYING TO DO HIS SERIOUS JOB BUT HE HAS ON HIS COMMITTEE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE MORE RADICAL AND AGGRESSIVE THAN HE IS. HE IS RIDING A TIGER. HE NEEDS TO SHOW HIS MEMBERS I AM ON THE CASE. WE ARE BEING DILIGENT AND AGGRESSIVE. BUT HE WANTS TO KEEP THEM AT BAY SO THEY DON’T DO WHAT KATIE IS TALKING ABOUT WHERE YOU HAVE — NANCY PELOSI AND JERRY NADLER DO NOT WANT TO IMPEACH TRUMP UNLESS THEY ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO.>>Bret: HEARERS JERRY NADLER ON THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION.>>THEY CAN BE CRIMES AND NONIMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AND IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES THAT ARE NOT CRIMES. WE HAVE TO LAY OUT FOR THE ERECT PEOPLE AND WE CAN’T DEPEND ON THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION FOR THIS. THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, NUMBER ONE WE DON’T KNOW WHEN IT’S ENDING DESPITE LOTS OF RUMORS. NUMBER TWO, IS FOCUSED ON SPECIFIC CRIMES.>>Bret: DOES IT SOUND TO YOU, JIM, THAT THEY HAVE A FEELING THAT MUELLER’S NOT GOING TO DELIVER WHAT THEY WANT?>>EVERYONE ON BOTH SIDES IS DECIDING WHAT THE MUELLER REPORT IS GOING TO SAY AND IT ISN’T OUT. WHEN WE SIT BACK AND LET THE MUELLER REPORT COME OUT AND THEN FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. THE OBSTRUCTION STUFF, IT’S A DIFFERENT SET OF QUESTIONS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK AT.>>Bret: WE SAY THAT ALL THE TIME. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW. IT COULD HAPPEN SOON BUT WE CAN’T PUT A DATE ON IT. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS GOING ON. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. OTHER INVESTIGATIONS.>>THERE’S PLENTY WE DO NOT KNOW AND REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS SHOULD NOT DECIDE WHAT THEY THINK IS GOING TO BE IN THE MUELLER PROBE. THE PROBLEM FOR DEMOCRATS AS THEY PUT EVERYTHING ON THIS. WE’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT RUSSIAN COLLUSION FOR MONTHS, THAT THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF THIS WHICH IS WHY ROBERT MILLER HAD TO BE PROTECTED. THAT’S WHAT HE’S INVESTIGATING. COLLUSION. THE FACT IS ROBERT MUELLER ISN’T INVESTIGATING COLLUSION BECAUSE COLLUSION ISN’T A CRIME UNDER THE STATUTES HE’S INVESTIGATING. CONSPIRACY. PEOPLE ARE USING THE WORD COLLUSION. THE TERMS MATTER. WHEN IT COMES TO SUBPOENAS ISSUED, IT’S NOT ABOUT CORRUPTION AND THE GOVERNMENT AND CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IT’S ABOUT PERSONAL ENTITIES OF THE PRESIDENTS. THEY WANT HIS TAX RETURNS. THEY WANT TO GO AFTER IVANKA TRUMP. THEY WANT TO GO AFTER DONALD TRUMP JR. EVERY SINGLE PERSONAL ISSUE THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE THAT THEY CAN USE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AGAINST HIM TO BEAT HIM IN 2020. WHEN IT COMES TO THAT LINE, IT’S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MUCH DEMOCRATS CAN GET DONE LEGISLATIVELY WHEN ALL THEIR TIME IS BEING SPENT INVESTIGATING PERSONAL FINANCES OF A PRESIDENT THEY SIMPLY DON’T LIKE.>>Bret: THERE ARE SOME INVESTIGATIONS LIKE THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE AND WHETHER THE PRESIDENT IS USING HIS OFFICE IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM TO MAKE MONEY, WHERE THEY INTERSECT, THE PERSONAL AND THE PRESIDENT. I WANT TO TURN TO THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION. RAND PAUL COMING OUT SAYING HE’S GOING TO VOTE AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION. HE’S GOING TO VOTE FOR THE RESOLUTION THAT SAYS THEY SHOULD NOT BE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION BY THE PRESIDENT.>>I THINK IT’S EASY TO ARGUE THAT THIS EMERGENCY ORDER, THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER GOES AGAINST THE WILL OF CONGRESS. NOT ALL CONGRESS BUT THE MAJORITY OF CONGRESS THAT PASSED THE APPROPRIATION BILL.>>I SPOKE TO THE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT AND WE HAD A GOOD DISCUSSION. HE SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS WHERE I’M COMING FROM AND HE DIDN’T TELL ME WE WOULD NEVER PLAY GOLF AGAIN. IT ISN’T ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP. IT’S ABOUT THE DIVISION OF POWER FOR ME.>>Bret: THERE ARE FOUR REPUBLICANS SAYING THAT THEY ARE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT THERE SHOULD BE AN EMERGENCY DECLARED AT THE BORDER. THE PROBLEM FOR THEM AND DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT THE MEASURE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THREATENED TO VETO IT. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE 67 VOTES.>>SUITE VAST, RAND PAUL. SOLID. NUMBER TWO, IT MATTERS AN ILLEGAL SENSE BECAUSE AS YOU GO TO COURT, THE PRESIDENT ASKED GIVE ME THE MONEY FOR THE THING I WANT TO. CONGRESS SAID NO. AND THEN THEY’RE GOING TO COME BACK AND SAY WE SPECIFICALLY DENOUNCE THE ACTIVITY YOU ARE TAKING. HE’S GOING TO VETO IT AND HE’S GOING TO GO AHEAD. AS THE COURTS LOOK AT IT, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE AMBIGUOUS WHAT CONGRESS THINKS. THE OTHER THING IS THIS IS A FIRST. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS HAVE GIVEN TRUMP THE EA. MITT ROMNEY, BEN SASSE, MIKE LEE