Republican congressional aides have set their iPhones to flutter every time President Donald Trump hurls a thunderbolt on Twitter. Senators nod politely at his false claims of mass voter fraud during private White House meetings. The congressional morning briefing literature now includes a rundown of overnight and early-morning social media missives from the commander-in-chief.
"GOP Lawmakers Like What They See in Trump. They Just Have to Squint." is from the February 12, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jonathan Martin and Matt Flegenheimer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.