Donald Trump prepared to leave ObamaCare in place if GOP Health Care bill doesn’t get the votes


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Donald Trump appears to be spent when it comes to negotiating health care.

After an attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Donald Trump has reportedly told House GOP members that if the party’s health bill fails, he’s prepared to leave the Affordable Care Act in place and move on to other issues. Via Politico:

President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told GOP lawmakers. If the bill fails, Trump is prepared to move on and leave Obamacare in place, Mulvaney warned.

The surprise announcement by the top White House official — made with the full support of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other House GOP leaders — came during a closed-door meeting of Republicans Thursday evening in the basement of the Capitol.

That’s quite the ultimatum from the President considering his persistence to replace ObamaCare with another socialized medicine bill. Some on the Hill however are questioning whether or not this was Trump’s plan all along. Despite the hit he (Trump) may take if the GOP’s healthcare bill doesn’t pass Friday morning, that hit may be dwarfed in comparison to the backlash speaker Paul Ryan faces.

In a sense, Trump may have an out with a failed health care bill considering he’s been on the job for just over two months while Ryan has been working to repeal and replace ObamaCare since it’s inception. But on that same token you can’t help but point out yet another potential loss for the Trump administration.

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