https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...77740635e83_story.html?utm_term=.a91a615ecf06 At the lunch, the president also threatened electoral consequences for senators who oppose him, suggesting that Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) could lose his reelection bid next year if he does not back the effort. The president also invited conservative opposition against anyone else who stands in the way. “Any senator who votes against starting debate is really telling America that you’re fine with Obamacare,” Trump said. But even as Trump’s team tried to work out the policy and political disagreements among members, the president was strong-arming skeptical senators in public. Seated directly to Trump’s right at Wednesday’s lunch was Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018 in a state Democrat Hillary Clinton won. “Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?” Trump asked, Heller smiling at his side. “Okay, and I think the people of your state, which I know very well, I think they’re going to appreciate what you hopefully will do.” After he returned to the Capitol, Heller sized it up this way: “That’s just President Trump being President Trump.” Oh that's just DONNY. The interesting thing I found about this quote I pulled is "hopefully." Same language he used with Comey. So - joking or not - another sign that points to how trump tries to get his way through threats.