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Mark Meadows told GOP senators ‘there are about 45 days left of the president’s term’

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Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows told Republican senators ‘there are about 45 days left of the president’s term’ – then hedged and said it could be ‘four years’ at private lunch, John Cornyn reveals

  • President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told GOP senators there are ‘about 45 days left of the president’s term’ 
  • Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn dished on what Meadows said during the closed door lunch Wednesday with lawmakers 
  • ‘I have to be honest with you, he did say, whether it’s 45 days or four years and 45 days,’ Cornyn told reporters 
  • Other senators told CNN they believed Meadows was delivering a ‘goodbye message’  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

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President Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Republican senators that there are ‘about 45 days left of the president’s term,’ according to Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn. 

But throwing a bone to Trump – and his refusal to concede the presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden – Meadows said the president could be around for another term too. 

‘But he did, I have to be honest with you, he did say, whether it’s 45 days or four years and 45 days,’ Cornyn told Capitol Hill reporters, repeating what Meadows had said in the closed door lunch. 

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows went to lunch with GOP senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday. They describe Meadows of delivering a ‘goodbye message’

Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, told reporters that Meadows had said there are ‘about 45 days left of the president’s term.’ But Meadows also said Trump could be around another four years 

President Donald Trump has stayed out of sight as he contests the presidential election that he lost to President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn-in in 63 days 

There are 63 days until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. 

CNN reported that Republican senators viewed Meadows message as a ‘good bye.’ 

Cornyn said Meadows wanted the senators to reach out if they had ‘ideas of things that the White House could and should do during that period of time.’ 

‘That we got them to him,’ the Texas senator said. 

‘It really wasn’t a very substantive message,’ Cornyn added. ‘Make the most of it,’ Cornyn also described. 

Meadows, according to Cornyn, didn’t address what Trump would sign as far as a government funding bill. 

Meadows also said Wednesday that he ‘can’t guarantee’ lawmakers will be able to avoid a government shutdown, which would take place on December 11. 

Cornyn said Meadows also didn’t talk stimulus. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed a willingness to get a bill passed in the lame duck session to help Americans get through the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases spiking across the country. 

Trump did have Meadows bring up the two January 5 Georgia Senate run-offs, which will decide the control of the Senate. 

‘He did say the president was committed to our success … on January 5,’ Cornyn said Meadows said.  

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