Conservatives now wonder if transactional Trump might leave them in the cold

“He has carried the ball as effectively as anybody for the right, but the reality is, there is not a deep philosophical bent there,” said Ed Rollins, co-chairman of the pro-Trump Great America super PAC. “He’s always been about getting what you can get.”…

Trump, meanwhile, could ignore budget hawks and the federal deficit and rally behind a more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill next year.

“He’s able to move a bit because he is set with the conservatives for the next 10 years because he picked Pence and put two justices on the court,” said John Brabender, a Republican consultant who works with Vice President Pence’s team.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday on PBS’s “NewsHour” that infrastructure “has always been nonpartisan. Hopefully we can work together to advance that agenda.” Pelosi, however, could face leadership challenges of her own in the coming weeks amid Democratic unrest.