On Tuesday, President Donald Trump threatened political consequences if House Republicans don’t pass the Republican leaders’ bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
During a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the House, Trump said that if the American Healthcare Act is not passed, some of them would lose in the next election.
“Honestly, I think a lot of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don’t do this,” Trump told members of the House, according to Politico’s John Bresnahan and CNN’s Phil Mattingly.
However, almost all recent polls have shown that more Americans oppose AHCA than support it.
Politico’s Rachael Bade reported that Trump told the chairman of the House Freedom Committee, Rep. Mark Meadows, who has organized his anti-AHCA group, to stand up during the meeting and said he would eventually vote for him. bill as he was a huge Trump supporter during the campaign. .
Members of the meeting told reporters that Trump’s speech was light on politics.
Leaving, Trump told assembled reporters that he thought the bill would pass during a House vote Thursday.
“I think we’re going to get a winner vote, we’re going to have a real winner,” Trump said. “It was a great meeting, they are fantastic people. They want a tremendous health plan, that’s what we have and adjustments will be made, but I think we have the participation of the votes.”
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