Trump had a meet-and-greet with the GOP rank-and-file today. It didn't go so well.
Donald Trump's attempts to win over skeptical Congressional Republicans grew tense Thursday when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake confronted the presumptive GOP presidential nominee over his incendiary comments about Sen. John McCain, according to a source familiar with the closed-door meeting.
Flake stood up for his fellow Arizona lawmaker by introducing himself to Trump as "the other senator from Arizona, the one who didn't get captured," referring to Trump's criticism of McCain's time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
"Listen, I'm not part of this never Trump movement," Flake said, according to the source, "But I'm in a very uncomfortable position where I can't support you yet."
The interaction, first reported by the Washington Post, follows a number of highly critical statements Flake has made about Trump's controversial comments, specifically on Muslims and immigration. The Arizona senator emerged from the meeting saying he can't support Trump "given the things he said."
Trump responded by threatening to "hit hard" at Flake, according to the source. Trump also told Flake he would not win re-election, to which Flake told him he was not up for re-election this year.
He was right!