Healthcare failure everyone's fault but mine — Donald Trump

07 Avril, 2017, 19:15 | Auteur: Emma Bardin
  • President Donald Trump has sought to assign blame for Republicans’ failure to advance a bill replacing the Affordable C

Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. "Saying no is easy, leading is hard but that is what we were elected to do". White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scolded conservative Republicans, explaining that Trump had felt "disappointed" that a "number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't".

"It's a real shame", Mr Priebus said.

Also, in a stunning about-face, Mr Trump appeared to cast away House Speaker Paul Ryan.

DONALD Trump unleashed sharp tweets over the weekend to cast blame on everyone but himself for the failure of his healthcare plan.

"This President is not going to be a partisan president", Mr Priebus said overnight.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says Democrats are willing to work with Republicans on improving the health care system if they agree to stop trying to repeal former President Barack Obama's law.

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"If he changes, he could have a different presidency", Schumer said.

Trump had courted Freedom Caucus lawmakers intensively. The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president. "He enjoys his relationship with Paul Ryan, thinks that Paul Ryan is a great speaker of the House".

There was little effort by Republicans to work in a bipartisan effort on the legislation on Friday afternoon and the Democrats uniformly opposed the Republican-authored bill. The bill coupled the tax cuts with spending cuts for Medicaid, so it wouldn't add to the budget deficit.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Freedom Caucus, acknowledged he was doing a lot of "self-critiquing" after the health care defeat.

"It's incumbent upon those two groups, the conservatives and the moderates, to come together, hopefully in the coming days, to find consensus, to present something to the president that certainly not only gets him 216 votes, but hopefully 235 votes", he said. "It is just too important". That's a shift for a fiscal conservative concerned about deficits.

Speaking on ABC's "This Week", the New York senator says: "We never said it was perfect".

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