Trump Reacts To The Demise Of His Beloved Health Care Bill
The GOP Senate's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seemingly came to a halt on Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran announced that they would not be voting in favor of the party's proposed bill. President Trump reacted to the apparent death of Trumpcare early on Tuesday.
"We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans," he tweeted. "Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard. We will return! As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!"
Hours later, he returned to the platform to press his followers on the importance of there being a higher number of Republicans in the Senate. "With only a very small majority, the Republicans in the House & Senate need more victories next year since Dems totally obstruct, no votes!" he wrote. "The Senate must go to a 51 vote majority instead of current 60 votes. Even parts of full Repeal need 60. 8 Dems control Senate. Crazy!"
News of the bill's current "death" comes as a major blow to the Trump administration. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was one of the president's most prominently featured campaign promises during the 2016 election. In February 2016, Trump tweeted, "We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare - and nobody can do that like me. We will save