Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

  • Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

"No way", Johnson said.

I don't know if the Republicans were not prepared to win everything in the 2016 election or what, but one thing has become painfully clear since they have taken over both houses of Congress and the White House: During the Obama presidency they were very good at criticizing and obstructing, but they don't have a clue about governing. The Senate GOP unveiled its proposal Thursday.

The president said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing enough to push through the bill.

He reiterated to Politico in an interview that his opposition at this point is "not a bluff".

President Donald Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace what he's calling "the dead carcass of Obamacare". Analysis of the bill shows that 344,300 people in Washington would lose health care coverage.

"I want to see a bill with heart", he said, confirming a switch from his laudatory statements about the House bill at a Rose Garden ceremony with House GOP leaders last month. Elizabeth Warren "somebody that's just got a lot of hatred".

Some GOP senators are not so sure about that.

All appear ready to negotiate changes before the expected vote ahead of the week-long congressional recess around the July 4th holiday celebrating the U.S.'s 18th century independence from England.

The former presidential candidate doubled down on his claims from last week that "thousands of people will die" if the Senate bill passes, a line that drew ire from the office Republican Sen.

Trump has denigrated Democrats on numerous occasions, including a jab at Democratic Sen.

So far five Republican senators have announced their opposition.

"If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes, I'll consider partial repeal", he said.

He said they had "at best, a 50-50 chance".

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

But, the NY senator added, the bill "is just devastating".

Collins spoke on ABC's "This Week".

Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and deliver a bitter defeat for the president.

Fox News aired a pre-recorded interview with President Trump on "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning which covered a number of topics, including the recently released Senate health care bill.