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Trump said Republicans 'must fight' the Freedom Caucus. They're also Republicans.

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UPDATE 11:01 a.m. EST

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, fired back at President Trump's urging for the Republican Party to "fight" the caucus, using Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan against him.

ORIGINAL STORY: President Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Republicans "must fight" the Freedom Caucus and Democrats in 2018, presumably referring to midterm elections.

The Freedom Caucus is a Republican group. Many of its members opposed the American Health Care Act, sinking its chances of passing in the House

Trump has been critical of the caucus since the vote failed.

Here's the tweet in full.

Trump accused the caucus of snatching "defeat from the jaws of victory" on Monday.

Last week, he said the caucus' plans would backfire.

Some thought he was going too far.

Some self-professed Trump supporters weren't fans.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a CBS interview aired Thursday he feared the caucus' denial would "push the president into working with Democrats." Ryan was one of the lead proponents of the AHCA.

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