Ben Shapiro: There's More GOP Unity on Policy Than on Trump
Ben Shapiro said he expects Republican senators will still vote along party lines even if they have a personal beef with President Trump.
"What does the left expect?" the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire asked on "The Daily Briefing."
"They think that Republican senators are going to start voting with Democrats because they don't like Trump personally?"
There is more unity on policy than on Trump, Shapiro said.
"A lot of people cringe, I'm sure, in D.C. at his personality for reasons both good and bad," the conservative commentator admitted, "But when it comes to the policy fights Republicans are going to vote Republican because they're Republicans, presumably."
"We have to separate off Trump's policy at least in governing terms from his personality."
However, the president must be careful to cultivate good relationships with as many senators as he can, given the GOP's razor-thin majority, Shapiro said.
Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) have both been on the receiving end of Trump's criticism, and both have said they will not seek re-election. This gives them more flexibility to vote as they please, which some worry will derail the White House's agenda.
"All he needs is for three Republican senators to peel off and he loses the majority for anything," Shapiro reminded.
Watch the full interview above.