Tillis has a tenuous relationship with the Donald, having once opposed Trump’s emergency declaration to build the border wall, though he reversed himself on that. Still, Trump has taken pains to make sure Tillis understands the thinness of the ice upon which he stands. For example, when Trump was in North Carolina stumping for Tillis in January, he said: “We had a good relationship, but we sort of disagreed on a couple of minor policies. That’s OK. […] Of course, I won’t put up with it for long, Thom Tillis.”
And now Tillis won’t tell his constituents that drinking bleach is a really bad idea for fear of Trump’s disfavor. I’d say it’s unbelievable, but of course it isn’t.