It’s Trump World folks…..
After the guy pled’s with House Republicans to make his campaign promise to ‘Repeal’ Obamacare?
He turns around and complains that the House bill is mean?
Is this a Trump attempt to make a ‘deal ‘ to get Republicans in Congress to fall behind a ‘more generous’ Senate Bill?
Trump made the comment to Republican Senators….No House members where in the room…
President Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed healthcare bill he helped revive is “mean,” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional sources said.
Trump’s remarks were a surprising slap at a Republican-written House measure that was shepherded by Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and that the president lobbied for and praised. At a Rose Garden ceremony minutes after the bill’s narrow House passage on May 4, Trump called it “a great plan.”
The president’s criticism, at a White House lunch with 15 GOP senators, also came as Senate Republican leaders’ attempts to write their own healthcare package have been slowed by disagreements between their party’s conservatives and moderates.
Trump’s characterizations seemed to undercut attempts by Senate leaders to assuage conservatives who want restrictions in their chamber’s bill, such as cutting the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and limiting the services insurers must cover. Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those restrictions.
Facing expected unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans will be unable to pass a Senate bill if just three of the 52 GOP senators vote no. Alienating any of them could make approving the measure trickier for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s been hoping for a vote before Congress’ July 4 recess…..