Trump’s Solution To Republicans’ Impasse? Repeal Now, Replace Later
President Donald Trump tweeted the idea -- which mirrors ones held by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) -- in a reversal of previous statements he's made.
Trump On Health Care Impasse: Repeal Obamacare Now, Replace Later
President Donald Trump, who has previously said that he would prefer Obamacare be repealed and replaced at the same time, reversed course Friday morning, suggesting instead that the process of undoing the health care law could be broken up. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. (Nelson, 6/30)
Trump: If Senate Fails, Repeal Obamacare Now, Replace Later
His tweet seemed to mirror a way ahead laid out by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., in a letter sent to the president Friday morning, and in an appearance on “Fox and Friends” minutes earlier. In his letter, Sasse wrote Trump, “If we don’t get to agreement on a combined, comprehensive ObamaCare repeal and replace plan by that day (July 10), I humbly suggest that you publicly call on the Congress to do two things.” (Bennett, 6/20)