Niall Stanage writing in The Hill states that Republican discontent is deepening about the lack of a single, direct message from the White House aimed at blunting the Democratic push for President Trump’s impeachment… Stanage notes that it has been several weeks since details of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky leaked to the media. Since then, the president has cycled through several rationales, justifications and counter-attacks on Twitter and in public remarks… But his approach lacks consistency and discipline, and Republican insiders are sounding the alarm.
Stanage quotes Alex Conant, a longtime GOP strategist who was communications director for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) 2016 presidential campaign, as saying “here is growing concern. We are almost a month into this and there is still no White House strategy.” For Stanage, also quotes GOP consultant, Dan Judy, agreeing when stating that “the messaging is just not coordinated within the White House,” Judy said. “That’s a problem. But it is not surprising because that has been a problem with this administration since the very beginning.”
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