Over the summer, Trump had a contentious phone call with Murkowski and also berated her on Twitter, accusing her of letting the country down for voting against GOP plans to gut Obamacare.
But behind the scenes, Trump has since tried to make nice, inviting her to a private lunch earlier this month — something that seems to have defused tensions, at least for now. Murkowski had to decline the invite because she had a commitment in Alaska, but she said the gesture was “very kind.”
“I don’t think there’s a sourness,” Murkowski said of their relationship. “If there were, I don’t think he would continue to be engaging — and that’s what we are going to continue to do.”