Cruz Dismisses Trump’s Warning to Dean Heller: ‘The President Has His Own Way of Communicating’
Following President Trump‘s health care meeting with GOP senators Wednesday, where he suggested that if Senator Dean Heller wants to stay in office he’ll approve the new health care plan, Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on that exchange.
During the meeting, Trump expressed how he used to be worried about Heller, who openly opposed the first draft of the bill, but now the President thinks he will be on board:
“This was the one we were worried about, you weren’t there. You’re going to be. Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he? Okay, and I think the people of your state, which I know very well, I think they’re going to appreciate whenever you do.”
Outside the meeting, Cruz gave an update on the health care bill.
“We told voters we would repeal the disaster that is Obamacare, we have to deliver on that promise. I think the President was very helpful bring the conference together and delivering the strong message that we need to get this job done. That’s helpful to hear from the president and the administration has played a very important role.”
When asked about Trump’s statements to Heller, Cruz reacted by saying, “The President has his own way of communicating. What I will say is the Senate conference is working collaboratively to bring everyone together, to get everyone to yes.”
Trump and Cruz have had a roller coaster of a relationship, starting off rough by going after each other during the presidential campaign last year. These attacks included Trump comparing a picture of his wife to a bad picture of Cruz’s wife and saying that Cruz’s father was involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination. Ultimately, after dropping out of the race, Cruz turned around and endorsed Trump, but in footage of him calling people to tell them to vote for Trump, he looks defeated.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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