In an exclusive interview, White House Press Secretary voiced his opinions to the failure of the Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
As earlier reported, that failed due to a dodgy Democrat dealings led by Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer. Spicer said President Trump pulled the bill minutes before the vote was due to take place, but he sent out a firm reminder to Democrats who think they have won the battle, but not the war.
“The message today that is sent is: Democrats own ObamaCare,” Spicer said. “It’s a failing system – skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, and fewer choices. But it’s now squarely in the hands of Democrats. They own this.”
Spicer said that Trump is a “bit disappointed,” because he worked very hard to get the disparate factions of the Republican Party on the same page on health care.
“Ultimately, I think his view on health care is that this is going to collapse on its own,” Spicer said. “Democrats and some of these other members are going to come crawling back at some point.”
In the meantime, Spicer said, Trump’s moving on with the rest of his agenda, including tax reform and immigration.