Corey Lewandowski: Trump is Growing Frustrated With GOP Congress over Health Care Bill
Former Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and addressed a number of issues relative to the Trump administration. Most notable was the deteriorating relationship between the Trump administration and House Republicans over growing frustration in reforming U.S. Health Care. Quick background for those just awaking from a three-year coma…
One of the major issues in which (then candidate) Donald Trump and the GOP establishment agreed upon was the relatively immediate repeal and replacement of Obamacare upon election. As such, there is now some growing tension between the White House and Republican congress over the seemingly ineffectual efforts to make good on that campaign promise, especially after seven years of dismissing Obamacare as a job-killing and economy crashing policy (neither of which turned out to be true, as we’ve seen record unemployment and sustained, albeit, slower than normal economic growth.)
This tension has revealed itself in fits and starts but surfaced again in the form of President Trump’s tweets yesterday:
It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2017
If Republicans don’t Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
So it was under this context that co-host Ed Henry asked Lewandowski ask about Trump’s’ frustration to which Trump’s former advisor did not demur admitting “there is a frustration level with the members of his administration because we are six months into the administration now, adding “the Senate hasn’t gotten the bill done.” Given that the Democrats have remained ineffectual on the sidelines throughout this debate suggests that Lewandowski’s rip on “the Senate” is aimed directly at the GOP.
If the Republican led congress cannot fulfill its promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, then do not be surprised to see a growing split (GOP civil war?) as mid-terms start to loom on the horizon.
Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.
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