Listen: President Trump, President And Senate discussed on Michael Berry
"I understand that argument. You know, I gotta say before I was elected to the Senate. I supported term limits having been here and seeing it firsthand. I now support them a thousand times more. And and and the reason is that that if you look in congress, the dominant instinct in congress is risk aversion is it both in the Senate and house people wanna get reelected in and just swamps everything else, and as a result, you know, when you sit down to discuss any issue, people are afraid they're timid. They're scared of their own shadows. Because to address any important issue to address any difficult issue to stand and fight entails risk. It means you may be attacked. It means you may be criticized it means donors may make leave from your campaign. And as a result elected officials are are focused overwhelmingly with getting reelected, I think with term limits. We would instead have people willing to. To stand up for the principles. They believe in because they wouldn't be just get just just just tunnel vision focused on I've got to get reelected and stay in Washington. Senator Ted Cruz. You have just begun your second term after a real dogfight in in the Senate, Texas against a very very well financed and well organized and executed candidate as you begin the second term, it would appear things are quite different from you. You're no longer the sole vote standing against the tide, but you appear to be a guy that the president. And he said this at his rally for you here in Texas, just before you re elected guy that he respects, and then he leans on. How often do you talk to President Trump, and what does the state of your relations? The president. And I would say have a very good relationship. We speak frequently sometimes once twice three times a week sometimes less frequently than that. You know, I I last sat down with the president right, but right before the shutdown I- handful of other senators went to the White House, and and and spent spent a considerable amount of time with him talking about border security. The president was urging my colleagues to to to stand up and fight fight fight for the wall. And and I agree with them on that that it makes sense to stand and fight. And and and there are things Donald Trump says and does that that I don't agree with it? I wouldn't say, but, but but I've been very proud to work closely with them to to enact how's it in policies that have benefited twenty eight million Texans that have produced record low unemployment and that have made America, safer and more secure. I think that's good for Texas and good for the country. Incoming and now Senator Mitch. Mitt Romney said some very harsh things about the president. How harmful was that? I thought that was very disappointing. I was sad to see met. Right. That op Ed, you know, it was not lost on anybody. That th that that mitt didn't write that op Ed before election day, they waited 'til after election day laughter. It didn't elected to say that. You know? I I don't think it's beneficial. For for Republicans to play the role of chief critic. Basketball. Willing acting go to work delivering on our promise. Whatever President Trump, whatever my colleagues to do with very simple. Let's do what we set me and encouragement and everyone else to do."