Kirk calls Trump "Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully".

Flake was alluding to Trump's comments past year about Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero.

A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming the media for stumbles that continue to alarm GOP leaders and energize Democrats with voting less than three months away. Flake was quick to point out that he isn't even on the ballot this year.

Trump pointed out to Flake that he had never attacked him, but could begin doing so.

A source familiar with the Senate meeting said Trump was also critical of Sen.

Deriding Kirk as a loser, Trump predicted he'd win IL, which hasn't voted for a GOP nominee since 1988.

Dent said one factor he'll be watching is who Trump would select to run for vice president, a decision that could be announced next week.

"There are dumpster fires in my town more popular than these two 'leaders, '" he said in May.

Mr. Toomey's Democratic challenger had much more to say about the meeting.

The meetings were taking place at the political headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, within blocks of the Capitol. And conversely, among Trump's honest supporters, very few argue the merits of a Trump candidacy or presidency. Addressing Nebraska GOP Sen. "Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully", said Kirk, who faces a tough re-election contest and has declined to endorse Trump.

Rep. Peter King of NY said Trump jokingly called him out on not supporting him in the past during the meeting, adding it was the best he had ever seen him. "He said Hispanics love him", Dent said.

"All of us are anxious to win the presidential election", said McConnell, who recently has said Trump's campaign is improving. "He saw me and then he said, 'I said one thing wrong and he said he didn't agree with me on television, ' " King said.

Bill Flores states Trump said, "I'm going to make you proud", during the session.

According to members present at the House meeting, the topics Trump talked about included Hillary Clinton's email scandal, his latest fundraising numbers, a pathway to victory through a number of nontraditional states, and his recent comments about Saddam Hussein. Jeff Flake in a meeting with GOP lawmakers Thursday that was meant to encourage party unity.

One former foe, however, left with positive thoughts. But some lawmakers appeared frustrated that the headlines coming out of the meeting weren't about the discussions on tax policy or health care, but instead the tense exchanges with a few Republican senators. Either he doesn't accept what the polls say or he thinks other politicians are as gullible as he is and can be persuaded with a little swagger.

Before meeting with Senate Republicans, Trump met with House Republicans, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling it a "great meeting".

The New York Times published an interview with Trump. Flake told him he was not up for re-election yet.

"I think it was the normal stream of consciousness that's long on hyperbole and short on facts", Sanford said.

"He did a really good job of talking through some of the concerns that some have about him being a protectionist, and he said He's not and he's looking forward to having a conversation about trade that's to the advantage of his country", Sen.

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