A senior administration official said the only Republican in leadership with whom Trump has a personal connection is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a back-slapping Californian whose penchant for schmoozing mirrors the president’s. And because of the stale dynamic with GOP leaders, the same person said, “you would have to be an idiot if you didn’t see [his Democrat infatuation] coming.”…

One attendee said he grinned so much at Schumer that it was “almost uncomfortable.” He shook Schumer’s hand repeatedly and said in private he was better at keeping his caucus together than Republicans — and that he wanted to work together more often.

“Schumer just talks to him. You get Mitch and Paul in here, and they’re trying to explain this or that, and there is no personal connection,” a White House source said.