“He’s gotten better and better at doing what’s necessary in order to be effective legislatively,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner during an interview just before Christmas…

McConnell acknowledged that the effort to pass the first federal tax overhaul in 31 years marked a welcome change in Trump’s relationship with Republicans on Capitol Hill from his first several months in office. The leader said the president’s shift helped lay a solid foundation for success.

“I think he’s getting the hang of it, in terms of the importance of having a working relationship with the people who are already here, ” McConnell said. “It’s one thing to go to a rally somewhere and talk about draining the swamp. But he’s in the swamp, now. If your definition of the swamp is people who’ve been elected, he’s part of it.”