Election ahead, Trump’s advisers try to get him to hold back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s advisers have been sounding a nervous refrain in the lead-up to the midterm elections: Please, Mr. President, just wait.

They’re hoping Trump will hold off on a series of actions he’s been itching to take but could hinder Republicans on Nov. 6.

Trump has made clear he would shut down the government if necessary to win money for his long-sought wall on the Mexican border. He’s talked about getting rid of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Attorney General Jeff Sessions. For months, there’s been speculation he’ll make a move against special counsel Robert Mueller.

For now, Trump has mostly heeded the message. Aides and outside advisers are trying to hold back the impulses of the volatile commander in chief just a little bit longer.