Donald Trump seemed to briefly forget his mission of fostering party unity at his meeting Thursday with congressional Republicans, when he reportedly went so far as to threaten Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). The Washington Post reports that the combative tone between the two arose virtually as soon as Flake introduced himself, which prompted Trump to remark, "You've been very critical of me." "Yes, I'm the other senator from Arizona — the one who didn't get captured — and I want to talk to you about statements like that," Flake reportedly said, referring to Trump's inflammatory comments last year about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Flake then reportedly went on to tell Trump that while he'd like to support him and certainly is "not part of the Never Trump movement," he finds that Trump's disparaging comments make it awfully difficult to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee. Flake suggested that Trump start thinking twice before he makes any more comments about prisoners of war or Mexicans.
Rather than taking that advice in stride, Trump reportedly threatened to start publicly criticizing Flake, and predicted that he'd lose his re-election. Flake was quick to point out that he isn't even on the ballot this year.
The Trump campaign disputes the Post's report, saying the meeting "was positive and productive." Read more at The Washington Post.