On Thursday night, President Trump told GOP leaders that they’d be “stuck with Obamacare,” and they’d possibly lose their seats in the mid-term elections if they did not support his new healthcare bill.
The president’s warning to GOP holdouts didn’t make much of an impact — the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House after Rep. Paul Ryan failed to get the 216 votes to pass the controversial bill.
After the bill was pulled on Friday afternoon, the president held a small press conference in the Oval Office. He said he and his team were moving past healthcare reform, and he suggested tax reform could be next on his agenda.
Less than 24-hours later, on Saturday morning, the president sent out a tweet about healthcare reform.
In the tweet, the president warned of Obamacare’s demise and made a promise to piece together a new healthcare plan for the American people.
He wrote: “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!”
During a LIVE broadcast on Facebook Friday evening, DML reiterated to Harlan Hill his idea about how the president should have smoked out the Democrats to pass a new law replacing Obamacare instead of trying to push through Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan.
DML felt the president should have waited to tackle healthcare, and he remains confident his idea will still work.
DML also suggested the president work with the GOP to come up with little pieces of new healthcare legislation along the way as Obamacare gets closer to exploding.
DML said, “You have to smoke out the Democrats. Let Obamacare get close to the cliff, and then when everyone risks losing their insurance, the Democrats will work with the president or risk losing the few seats they hold now.”
It appears from the president’s tweet that his new strategy aligns with DML’s. (See video below.)
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
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