The Trump White House won’t only be working back channels with congressional leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers. Allies say Trump will likely bring his bully pulpit on the road, holding campaign-style events that specifically target vulnerable Democrats in red states like Montana and West Virginia.
Then there’s his Twitter account: Hill Republicans say Trump will have no problem singling out lawmakers through social media who he feels are standing in the way of his agenda.
“He’s going to take names. He’s going to look at the people who are supportive and who aren’t,” Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), one of the few Republicans who has at times criticized Trump, told The Hill. “I suspect he will be rigorous in calling attention to those he believes are hampering his legislative efforts.”