— CNN (@CNN) July 30, 2017
Yesterday President Trump tweeted that the Senate should not vote on anything else until they “demand another vote” on health care:
Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead! Demand another vote before voting on any other bill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
On CNN this morning, Jake Tapper asked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney if this is “official White House policy.”
Mulvaney said yes:
“The President’s simply reflecting the mood of the people. Go and poll the American public and find out what the most important issue is to them right now, and it’s health care. So in the White House’s view, they can’t move on in the Senate… They should stay and work and figure out a way to solve this problem.”
“You can’t promise folks you’re going to do something for seven years and then not do it,” he added.
Tapper also brought up the President’s tweet threatening to end “bailouts” for insurance companies and legislators, asking of the latter if he’s actually “threatening to cut off funding for the health insurance plans for members of Congress.”
Mulvaney said he spoke to Trump about this and expressed his view that “if Obamacare’s hurting people, and it is, then why shouldn’t it hurt insurance companies and, more importantly perhaps for this discussion, members of Congress.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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