Good Ole @bobgeese made a thread about Trump attacking Mark Sanford at the 11th hour of his primary and like most people my reaction was "Who?" Didn't really have much knowledge or interest in a Rep from SC. But now I'm reading that despite being critical of Trump this guy was a big player in the Freedom Caucus. For those that don't know these are the far right members of the House that pushed John Boehner out of Congress and they've had a shaky relationship with Paul Ryan (many think they are pushing Ryan out for being to Liberal). They have also been the ones in Congress trying to protect Trump from the DOJ and other members in Congress. You might recognize the names Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Ron Desantis etc.... Anyway as Ole Bob pointed out Trump went to Twitter to bash Sanford Yesterday during his primary with a cheap shot about his affair and in doing so endorsed an unknown (Katie Arrington) who praised Romney when Romney called out Trump in 2016 and went on to support Rubio in the 2016 Primary. Trump probably doesn't know that because she has tried to paint herself a MAGA chick since she took office. It should also be pointed out that trump tweeted this around 4pm so I doubt it had any influence. Trump just needed to get cheap shot in on a man who while being vocally anti Trump but was pretty influential in the Caucus that is doing their most to help Trump for someone who might beat much less conservative than Sanford. And it looks like the Freedom Caucus is pissed. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...nted-with-trump-for-undercutting-mark-Sanford There is speculation Jim Jordan could be the next Speaker. "Conservatives within the three-dozen member group are frustrated with the president for coming out against Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., in the 11th hour and endorsing Katie Arrington, his opponent, in Tuesday's primary contest. Sanford, a popular member within the caucus, was taken down in large part due to anti-Trump statements he has made in the past, leaving members irked with the president's involvement in a race where they believe he had no business weighing in. "I'm disappointed. Mark Sanford's a good man," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who said he did a call for Sanford on Monday. "I didn't expect [the tweet] and I wish he hadn't have done it. I disagree with it. I think Mark is a good member and a good friend, and I disagree with the fact that the president did a tweet, particularly at that last minute." " I doubt these guys really have the backbone to go after Trump in any meaningful way but I did find the situation interesting. The President didn't even think twice about possibly alienating allies to tweet out an inconsequential insult.