Trump says health care deal is "going to happen very quickly"
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 7:28
"That's such an easy one, so I have no doubt that's that's going to happen very quickly", Trump said during brief remarks to welcome Senators and their spouses to a bipartisan reception featuring the U.S. Army Chorus.
Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal ObamaCare in a shocking defeat last Friday, pulling legislation that seemed headed for certain death on the House floor.
"And so we're not going to create a deal for the sake of creating a deal that ends up being not in the best interests of the American people", Spicer said. Every night President Trump can hear President Obama calling out in the spirit of reconciliation and advice. The question is, will they be able to get that done? - Liz Quirantes (@lizquirantes) March 28, 2017 Democrats raised those concerns during a trip that Mr. Trump took with the Japanese Prime Minister, when the two men were seen with aides in a public dining area, speaking about a developing national security issue with regards to North Korea.
Democrats may be open to it, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said only if repeal is off the table.
Keeping the government open may be one of the few areas where Republicans can expect assistance from Democrats, who are otherwise ardently opposed to their agenda. When asked during a press conference if Trump was serious about working across party lines, Spicer responded "Absolutely".
"I guess I'm just not sure what the expectation was", she said.
If Trump could fix the healthcare bill, people would stop talking about all the groups he has alienated, his being in bed with Putin, or how many lies he has told.
And the decision to proceed with an overhaul of the health-care system through the arcane reconciliation process - which would not require any Democratic votes in order for the bill to become law - might have already sealed his fate on that issue. "But at this time, at this time today, there are other things that we have on our priority list that we're moving on to". "Though now things of course are more hard because of polarization".
But the effort collapsed on Friday when members of the Freedom Caucus, the most conservative lawmakers of the House of Representatives, refused to support the bill, which was backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Mr. Trump is an unconventional figure who, like Mr. Reagan, once was a Democrat. "Trump has proven he can't handle the Republican Congress". The White House's sudden notes of conciliation stand in stark contrast to Trump's own comments since his election. "So I think it's a two-way street".
Ryan said Tuesday that any provision to "defund" Planned Parenthood didn't belong in the catchall measure, while Senate GOP leaders like Roy Blunt of Missouri made clear they'd like to avoid a showdown over Trump's border wall, which is loathed by Democrats and disliked by some Republicans as well.
Trump said he hoped a second go-around would be more successful "because everybody really wants the same thing, we want greatness for this country that we love". On tax reform, the Democrats always want higher taxes on the wealthy, which is anathema to the GOP.
"They're in charge; they have the majority", he said. He acceded to many of their demands, and then grew irritated as the demands escalated, warping the original proposal and rendering it unacceptable to others and incompatible with his constituency of the poor and alienated blue-collar workers. Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, faces the threat of a filibuster in the Senate and Trump is likely to face renewed tensions with conservative Republicans in the House on government funding. That's because Democrats have no incentive to help Trump pass popular legislation when his unpopularity helps them.