Democrats launch GOP primary challenge to Trump

Republicans in blue marble are running to challenge President Donald Trump for his handling of the deadly shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina.

In an effort to shore up support for a primary challenge, a group of GOP senators is launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for a campaign to oust the president, The Hill reported Thursday.

The effort is being spearheaded by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) of Utah.

It’s a sign of the mounting frustration among the Republican base that the president’s approval rating has dropped to a near record low in his first full month in office, with only 43 percent of Americans approving of his job performance.

Democrats have not publicly announced any of their own candidates for the nomination.

The White House on Thursday declined to comment on the senatorial group’s effort, citing “operational confidentiality.”

A Trump administration official also declined to speak on the matter.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.