President Trump’s tentative deal with Democrats has elevated the one issue that most fiercely divides Republicans, threatening the party’s broader agenda.
The president’s move further destabilized a volatile situation for his party, which many Republicans now believe is headed toward a reckoning it can no longer avoid.
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.
Nationalist wing of the president’s political coalition unleashes a relentless attack on the national security adviser. “He is a good man,” Trump replies.
The White House has spent considerable time and effort cultivating the right, the one constituency it knows it cannot afford to alienate.