In his interview with Charlie Rose for 60 Minutes, Steve Bannon hinted that President Trump might be taking a new direction with respect to the Affordable Care Act.
The interview began with Bannon talking about how the Republican establishment is trying “nullify the 2016 election” by prioritizing their own agenda instead of the one advanced by the Trump Administration. Bannon also talked about how the “original sin” of the Trump presidency occurred when the mogul seemed to embrace the establishment early on.
Eventually, Bannon turned his ire towards Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the GOP leadership for promising the president that they could reform health care, just for their efforts to fail. Bannon insisted he wasn’t blaming them for the failure to repeal Obamacare, but he did smack the leadership for not recognizing the voter discrepancy until it happened.
When Bannon brought up “something that’s being worked on right now to fix Obamacare,” Rose asked if amending the Affordable Care Act was the Trump Administration’s new objective.
“I think their choice is going to be, you’re not going to be able to totally repeal it,” Bannon said. When asked if that was a “failure” for Trump. Bannon shot back by saying Rose is “holding [Trump] to an unfair standard” since his presidency is still young.
Watch above, via CBS.
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