Cognitive Dissonance On The Hill

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The House is back in business for the first time since the election. As Lauren Fox reports, everyone donning “The Make America Great Again” hats and singing the praises of Donald J. Trump couldn’t mask the cognitive dissonance that until a week ago it was every member for himself to survive having Trump as the party’s nominee.

One member captured it well:

“The point that needs to be made is the past couple of conference calls we had as a conference, Paul Ryan was not gonna campaign for Trump anymore, people were saying ‘just distance yourself from Trump,’ and Trump carries us all probably by 10 points in the election and now everyone’s saying ‘tweet Trump, he’s popular, he’s great,” the Republican member said.

Read Lauren’s report from this morning.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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