But after the GOP reckoning in 2018, and experiencing firsthand how damaging a Democratic-led House has been to him, Trump is now personally invested in helping Republicans regain the majority in November, several people familiar with his thinking tell Axios.
Why it matters: If Trump wins re-election and Republicans are able to hold the Senate and take back the House, Trump will essentially have free rein to do whatever he wants in his second term.
Winning back the House majority is also the best insurance policy against additional attempts to impeach him.
What we’re hearing: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Axios that Trump is “going to travel for us. If you look at where we’re playing, he’ll be going. He’s already made that commitment to me.”