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Trump: ‘The Only Thing More Difficult Than Peace Between Israel And The Palestinians Is Health Care’

Despite acknowledging how tough it is going to be to get legislation passed, President Donald Trump voiced optimism that Congress will get it done.

The Hill: Trump: Achieving Healthcare Harder Than Mideast Peace 
President Trump this week lamented the difficulty of passing the Republican healthcare plan though Congress, likening it to the decadeslong Israel-Palestine conflict. “I’d say the only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is healthcare,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night en route to France.  (Fabian, 7/13)

Boston Globe: Trump Tweets From Paris About Health Care Bill
President Trump tweeted from Paris Friday morning that he has his “pen in hand” and will be ready to sign the health care bill designed to repeal and replace Obamacare. Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand! (Gans, 7/14)

The Associated Press: Analysis: Trump Will Take Health Care Credit Or Cast Blame
If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing "Obamacare," expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. If they fail? Trump has already indicated he will hold Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responsible, setting up an intraparty blame game that could be devastating for the GOP. (7/14)

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