Freedom Hall fills up ahead of Trump rally; protesters rally outside facility
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 18:06
"We are going to do something with NAFTA you are going to be very, very impressed with".
Trump anticipated the "crucial House vote on Thursday", the seventh anniversary of the passing of Obamacare, for when the House is expected to pass the American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wisconsin) proposal to replace Obamacare, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act.
"I urge members of both parties to swiftly approve his nomination", Trump said Monday, his only comment on what happened to the Hill.
"We're trying to add it to this bill, and if we can't, we'll going to have it right after", he said.
The most off-message Trump went all night was when he mentioned former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who notably declined to stand for the national anthem during the 2016 season and has yet to be picked up by an NFL team. "He's a good guy and I look forward to working with him so we can get this bill passed in some form so we can pass massive tax reform".
Trump was joined at the event by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was roundly booed when he was introduced before Trump.
"I want to know where we are on healthcare, what's going on with healthcare because they said they were going to deliver it to us real soon whatever they come up with so I guess I hope to hear more about that", White said. "It's time for Democrat leaders in Washington to take responsibility for the disaster they, and they alone, created".
After taking the stage, Trump told the crowd that McConnell is "on our side" and made light of the current difficulties the Republicans are having coalescing behind a health-care bill. "This is our long awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare. It's been one broken promise after another".
Protesters are gathering outside Gate 1 at Louisville's Freedom Hall ahead of President Donald Trump's planned evening rally organized to push a contentious Republican replacement for Obamacare.
At one point, Mr. Trump referred to a "San Francisco quarterback", Colin Kaepernick, who made headlines past year by refusing to stand for the National Anthem before games. "Can you believe that?"
He was especially excited to tell coal miners they're going to be put back to work and his new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt "will turn the EPA from a job killer to a job creator". "I have already eliminated a devasting anti-coal regulation, and that is just the beginning".