The New York Times has named two different ‘culprits’ for ObamaCare not being repealed and replaced this week.
The newspaper known as the ‘Old Gray Lady’ ran a story on Saturday entitled “Trump Becomes Ensnarled in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War” that placed much of the blame on White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
The report stated that once it had been decided to not put the repeal of ObamaCare to a vote due to lack of support from within the Republican party, Trump asked his advisers who was to blame and Priebus’s name came up. Priebus coordinated with House Speaker Paul Ryan on the legislation to make it appealing to all factions of the GOP, including the far-right Freedom Caucus.
Price, who was also involved in the drafting of the new plan, was also mentioned, as was Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and one of his advisers who was away in Colorado on a skiing trip until Friday and missed much of the week’s planning.
Trump was reportedly annoyed with Kushner for his absence during the crucial days. But according to the Times’ sources, Kushner had stated support of the GOP health care plan was a “mistake.”
H/T: The Hill
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