President Donald J. Trump, the former real estate mogul and billionaire who wrote “The Art of The Deal”, is now using those skills to get millions of Americans the healthcare policy they desperately need.
Let’s face it folks, ObamaCare was a failure. We know that, you know that, and best of – Trump knows that. His pledge during the campaign was to repeal and replace ObamaCare – and guess what, he’s doing that.
The problem is, he needs to replace ObamaCare with a new healthcare bill that pleases both the moderate and conservative members of the Republican Party.
Now, Trump has told both members of the House Freedom Caucus and moderate Tuesday group, who are against the new bill to vote for his new bill, or he will do nothing!
This is an epic move by Trump and one that doesn’t come without it’s risks, but Trump is hoping the move will be enough to get the bill done.
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney attended the GOP conference meeting, and relayed the message, specifically that President Donald Trump is done with negotiations.
“Let’s vote,” Bannon told reporters as he left the meeting.
New York Rep. Chris Collins said House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told lawmakers a procedural vote would be held at 10 a.m., followed by a vote on the legislation Friday afternoon.
“He expects it to pass. But he’s moving on if for some reason it doesn’t,” Collins told reporters.
“For seven years, we have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law,” Ryan told reporters. “Tomorrow, we’re proceeding.”
Indeed, Trump is likely to get this done – who supports him?