Trump Unafraid Of Possible Government Shutdown

In a Twitter post, Trump took aim at the Freedom Caucus, a bloc of the most conservative Republicans in the US House of Representatives. White Americans without a college degree are even more bullish on the president, with 58 percent approve of the work he has done.

Spicer affirmed that the White House goal is "to repeal the law and replace it", but also said, "We're willing to engage with people".

But keeping Freedom Caucus members happy without losing the votes of Republican moderates has proven tough.

The Trump tweet highlighted the growing schism in a Republican Party that controls the White House and both branches of Congress yet appears to be teetering on the precipice of a civil war. But while Sanford claims he has "nothing" against the president, he added: "I've never had anyone, over my time in politics, put [the threat of a primary challenge] to me as directly as that". Trump said on Twitter.

Representative Justin Amash, a Freedom Caucus member from MI, shot back immediately at Trump in remarks outside the US Capitol.

Cuccinelli also noted that repealing Obamacare "doesn't repeal health care".

When the bill was pulled from the floor on Friday, I read the "breaking news" headlines on my news alert app on my iPhone, and scrolled through countless political satirical memes on Instagram making fun of President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan.

Kelly Stanger of Lowell, Michigan, argued that conservatives were prevented from contributing to the bill, and said she'd vote again for Amash. Congressional Republicans aren't keen on a drawn-out fight over the wall, and would rather make a deal with the Democrats to avoid a shutdown, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

For instance, maybe Trump's insistence that health insurance be sold across state lines could be tried, on a pilot basis, in one region where it looks most promising.

"Plan B is we keep talking to each other and figure out how we get to yes", he said.

Ryan went on to claim that he has a "very good" relationship with the president, despite disavowing him during the 2016 campaign. "You just know that". Some of them said the bill went too far, others not far enough in rolling back provisions in the Affordable Care Act. He said about 90 percent of their conference supports the bill and only about 10 percent do not.

"No, I'm trying to get this bill passed", he said.

"The key is having legislation consistent with what we told the public we would do", Jordan said.

We the people are not against Democrats and Republicans working together to improve the Affordable Care Act and not start all over, upsetting health services.

  • Larry Hoffman