Some pro-free trade Republicans delivered searing criticisms of Trump's trade policy on Tuesday, calling his tariffs "incoherent" and describing the farmers' aid parcel as a pair of "gold crutches."
Republicans who spent their Fourth of July in Russia to help Trump in advance of the Helsinki summit distanced themselves from the president's remarks.
Sen. Richard Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that he hoped Trump's meeting with Putin could mark a turning point for relations between the two countries.
The "instinct of self-preservation" alone should motivate Republicans to deliver a tax cut this year, says Forbes.
Upward of a dozen Republicans oppose the bill drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Vox reports.
Lawmakers said the document, which reflects the president's broad vision, will go nowhere in Congress, NBC News reports.