Everyone knows, including President Trump that the current proposed alternative to Obamacare being pitched by Paul Ryan is not good enough.
WE THE PEOPLE didn’t overthrow the GOP establishment, defeat the major media, and win the Presidency, House and Senate just to settle for a crummy “Obamacare Lite.”
The good news is President Trump is well aware of this and has promised to continue to negotiate the flaws OUT until the final version is something that is worthy of his signature.
President Donald Trump promised he would not sign any piece of health care reform legislation if it is “not going to take care of the people” during an interview that aired Wednesday evening on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Trump addressed the controversial American Health Care Act introduced by House GOP leadership last week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. When pressed by Carlson about projections the plan would have a negative impact on middle to low wage earners in the heartland, the president insisted the current proposal will not be the final product.
“And by the way, if we’re not going to take care of the people, I’m not signing anything. I’m not going to be doing it, just so you understand,” Trump told Carlson, noting that some portions of the current bill may not be entirely “consistent” with “the message of the last election” at this point in time.
“A lot of things aren’t consistent. But these are going to be negotiated. We’ve got to go to the Senate. We’re going to see what happens in the Senate,” Trump said. “Right now, we have five or six senators that look like maybe they’re not going to — I’m talking about Republicans, because we’re not going to get one Democrat to vote for it.”
“They’re going to vote against it. Because of selfish, because of stupidity, because it’s politics — it’s really bad for our country, what’s going on … If I had the greatest bill in the history of the world, they would not vote for us, because they hate the Republicans, probably hate me, but they hate the Republicans so badly that they can’t see straight,” Trump added. “So they’re always going to vote against us. It’s really a shame.”
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