‘That’s Such An Easy One’: Trump Promises Senators New Healthcare Deal Following ACHA Failure
President Trump seems confident he can make a health care deal with Congressional lawmakers despite the fact that his attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell apart last week.
The White House held a bipartisan reception with several U.S. senators on Tuesday night, and Trump brought up health care as he spoke to them. Even though Trump tried to force GOP support for the American Health Care Act with an ultimatum last week, the president is now indicating he has not given up just yet.
“I know that we’re all going to make a deal on health care. That’s such an easy one, so I have no doubt that that’s going to happen very quickly,” said Trump. “I think it will, actually. I think it’s going to happen. Because we’ve all been promising, Democrat, Republican, we’ve all been promising that to the American people.”
Trump’s comments come after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told the president on Friday that he was pulling the ACHA due to a lack of support among skeptical conservative representatives. Trump has blamed both Democrats and the House Freedom Caucus over ACHA’s failure.
Various GOPers have announced their continued intention to keep trying to replace the Affordable Care Act, though leadership figures like Ryan and Mitch McConnell have said that Obamacare will continue to exist for the immediate future. Last month, Trump acknowledged the difficulties of changing America’s healthcare system when he said “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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