Trump Tweets: Healthcare bill and Syria

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Doubt is beginning to grow that the GOP healthcare bill, intended to repeal and replace Obamacare, has any chance of passing in the Senate. Lawmakers are preparing to return after a week-long break, due to the July 4 holiday, and several Republicans said Sunday they were feeling very pessimistic about the chances of it getting passed.

Republicans can only afford to lose two votes and still have Vice President Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote, in order to approve the bill.  However, at least 10 senate Republicans have voiced opposition to the bill as it is currently written.

Sen. John McCain said Sunday on “Face The Nation” that he fully expects the bill to fail, while Sen. Bill Cassidy told Fox News, “Clearly, the draft plan is dead,” but said the bill is undergoing a “serious rewrite,” although he hasn’t seen the rewrite plan yet.

Sunday afternoon, President Trump sent out a Twitter post, reminding the Republicans that now is their chance to get something done about Obamacare.

“For years, even as a “civilian,” I listened as Republicans pushed the Repeal and Replace of ObamaCare. Now they finally have their chance!” he tweeted.

A few minutes later he tweeted about Syria, referencing the ceasefire he negotiated with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit last week.

“Syrian ceasefire seems to be holding. Many lives can be saved. Came out of meeting. Good!” President Trump tweeted.

The ceasefire began at noon Sunday, and reports from Syria confirmed that the situation was calm, with no significant fighting.

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