President Donald Trump does not appear happy with Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare thus far.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Wednesday, Pat Robertson asked Trump what would happen if Congress continues to fail in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset,” Trump said. “But I’m sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk. I hope that they do it. They’ve been promising it for years.”
A frustrated Trump added, “I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me…For years, they’ve been talking about repeal-replace, repeal-replace.”
The President believes that past attempts at repealing Obamacare were merely symbolic. But now that the GOP has control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, he believes that the party can actually get the job done this time.
“Now we have a president that’s waiting to sign it,” Trump told Robertson. “I have pen in hand so now it means something. You know, those other times, those many, many times, that they passed it, it didn’t mean anything.”
Many Republicans have criticized their own party for their ineffectiveness after running on a platform that included the repeal of the ACA.
Trump called out the GOP-led Senate and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in particular.
“We have 52 senators,” Trump said. “It’s very hard to get. … We need almost all of them. You need almost all of them and that’s the hold up. And states are somewhat different. But with all of that being said, it has to get passed. They have to do it.
“He’s got to pull it off. Mitch has to pull it off. He’s working very hard. He’s got to pull it off.”
Watch above, via CBN.
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