Following the announcement that the Senate will not vote on the health care bill prior to the July 4 recess, President Donald Trump summoned nearly every Republican Senator to the White House Tuesday afternoon in an effort to try to secure enough votes for the legislation to pass.
But a comment he made prior to the closed-door talks suggests he might not be totally invested in brokering a deal.
“If we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like and that’s OK. I understand that.” Trump said.
Just several sentences earlier, Trump seem wholly committed to striking a deal.
“For the country, we have to get have health care,” Trump said. “It cannot be Obamacare, which is melting down.”
And so the President appears to be very much hedging his bets. Still, he did make his preference known that he’d like to push the bill through.
“But I think we have a chance to do something very, very important for the public,” Trump said. very, very important for the people of our country that we love.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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