Washington( CNN) The only astound about President Donald Trump’s flare-up with Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is that it took so long.

The Kentuckian is the archetypal senator, a boy of few public words who favor Capitol hill backrooms to Twitter, who reveres the chamber he produces and adoration the political long game so much that he named his memoir after it.

Both humankinds are protective of the power that they wield — but both men, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan — are critical to the enactment of a meaningful legacy for the Republican Party’s current monopoly in power. So if they are on a different page, it’s news.

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