Corporate America’s resistance to President Trump is prompting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to sideline its support for Republicans in Congress, a critical loss for the party heading into the 2020 campaign.
It’s not a problem for Trump. The populist, on his way toward raising all the money he needs, was elected in 2016 despite acrimonious relations with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of Washington’s establishment blue bloods.
But congressional Republicans, in danger of being overwhelmed by Democratic money, need allies. Losing the robust support of the chamber puts them at a competitive disadvantage.