A clearly frustrated President Trump lambasted GOP senators at The White House this morning demanding that they cancel their August recess and not leave town until acting to repeal ObamaCare.
“We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace, and we shouldn’t leave town until this is complete -- until this bill is on my desk,” the president told senators at the beginning of a lunch meeting at the White House.
“Any senator who votes against debate says you are fine with Obamacare,” Trump said.
As Bloomberg reports, The Senate was originally scheduled to go on its traditional August recess on July 29, but McConnell delayed it by two weeks.
McConnell of Kentucky has spoken of moving to a scaled-back, bipartisan measure, and the Senate Health Committee plans hearings in the coming weeks on how to stabilize markets (facing no apparent way to win over conservative and moderate holdouts seeking to pull the health care measure in opposite directions -- with conservatives demanding a fuller repeal of Obamacare and moderates seeking to preserve aid to Medicaid patients and people with pre-existing conditions.)
The inability to deliver on seven years of GOP promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be the biggest failure yet for Trump and Republicans since they won control of Congress and the White House.
"I’m not going to own it," Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.
It appears even President 'Teflon' Trump is starting to realize that time is running out...
During his meeting with Senators, Trump blasted former president Obama over his many lies on Obamacare... (as GatewayPundit notes)
President Trump slammed President Obama for his many lies “He knew they were lies!”
"Since 2013 Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed… Despite the promise that premiums would decrease by $2,500 on average, they’ve almost increased by $3,000 and even much more than that in some cases. It’s crushing the Middle Class and the families of the Middle Class. It’s frankly crushing our country.
Obamacare was a big lie. You can keep your doctor – Lie! You can keep your plan – Lie! It was a lie directly from the president. You can keep your doctor. You can keep your plan. 28 times he said that. 28 times. And it was a lie and he knew it was!”