Donald Trump's recent comments about Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao have sparked criticism from some Republicans.
Why it matters
Trump's continued influence on the Republican party and his willingness to attack fellow Republicans is significant and newsworthy. The criticism from some Republicans highlights the ongoing divisions within the party.
What the papers say
The Independent, NY Post
How we got here
Trump has a history of attacking fellow Republicans who he perceives as disloyal or insufficiently supportive of his agenda. McConnell and Chao have been the target of Trump's criticism in the past, and Trump's recent comments suggest that he remains willing to attack them publicly.
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