Trump Was 'A Factor' In My Decision To Leave Politics, GOP Congressman Says

President Donald Trump placed North Korea back on the state sponsors list of terrorism on Monday, November 20. Getty Images

A Republican congressman who has opted not to run for re-election has admitted that President Donald Trump was "a factor" in his decision to leave politics.

Representative Dave Trott of Michigan, who announced earlier this year he would be retiring after two terms, told CNBC's Power Lunch that he didn't feel he was on the same wavelength as the president.

"We have different styles and I sometimes don't understand some of the things he does and says...It's a very partisan environment and I think that problem has been exacerbated under President Trump," Trott told the channel, explaining that Trump wasn't the only factor in his decision.

The representative from Michigan's 11th Congressional district, who is among more than 20 House Republicans who will not be seeking re-election in 2018, explained that the GOP's lack of productivity had also left him frustrated.

"And that certainly isn't just a consequence of President Trump. They weren't that productive before he ever got there, but it's just not the right time for me to be serving," he added.

When asked if the president was part of the issue, he admitted, "It's a factor."

Trott also pointed to the violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer—and the president's subsequent comments —as an example of the ways in which Congress is divided. He also drew attention to the divide over Trump's attempt to push a skinny healthcare reform bill through.

"The president blamed the Senate" about the health care issue, Trott told CNBC. "I'm not sure Reagan would have had a problem with the Senate," he added, although he did remain hopeful that the president would make progress on tax reform.

The politician's decision to break from politics and spend more time with his family, before re-entering the private sector, has left his district as a toss-up between Democrats and Republicans.