President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be “very angry” if his fellow Republican lawmakers fail to pass a resolution on his administration’s attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“I don’t even want to talk about it because I think it would be very bad,” Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset.”
Here’s the President’s interview:
Before he took office President Trump promised to repeal and replace Obamacare early in his presidency. To date, the Republican-led House and Senate have failed to agree on what a new health care bill would look like for the masses.
President Trump, to date, has left most of the health care negotiations to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. On Wednesday, the 45th POTUS said he was “waiting” for a bill to “come to my desk.”
“I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me,” Trump said. “For years, they’ve been talking about repeal-replace, repeal-replace. I think they passed it 61 times … now we have a President that’s waiting to sign it. I have pen in hand so now it means something.”
Vice President Mike Pence has recently taken up Trump’s cause, calling Senators from his own phone and hosting dinners to woo opponents to the current bill as it’s written. Pence even traveled to Kentucky on Wednesday to sell the health care plan.
Conservative estimates have claimed that 24 million Americans will lose their health insurance coverage if the current bill passes.
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