On Monday night, two more GOP senators announced that they would oppose the Republican Healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The announcement by the senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas, left their leaders at least two votes short of the number needed to begin debate on their bill to dismantle the health law. Two other Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, had already said they would not support a procedural step to begin debate according to the New York Times.
Meanwhile, Trump had no idea the statements were even coming, according to several White House and congressional officials. His top aides were taken aback, and the White House was soon on the phone with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell–who declared that the attempt the repeal and replace Obamacare was “unsuccessful.”
Practically everyone is telling Trump that his healthcare bill was a total failure, but it seems as though it doesn’t register properly as he tweeted this morning that he plans on making a “great healthcare plan.”
As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
Trump’s blind optimism isn’t working anymore– it’s too little too late for America to “stay tuned” to his shenanigans when he was suppose to repeal and replace the ACA day one in office.
Republicans had eight years to come up with a plan and they failed miserably.
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