Bitter Paul Ryan Tells Trump Not To Work With Democrats On Healthcare

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It was Trump's second Twitter attack of the day on the hard-line conservative group.

In a notable moment of divergence between the White House and perhaps its most reliable media booster, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Thursday that President Donald Trump was wrong to blame the failure of the Republican health care bill on the faction of GOP lawmakers known as the Freedom Caucus. Trump and the Freedom Caucus want to dramatically shrink domestic programs.

"I think he's still just negotiating", said Representative Thomas Massie, a Kentucky conservative who is not in the Freedom Caucus but close to some of its members.

It was a staple of every Tea Party rally through that election cycle, so it is unlikely the GOP base shrugs its collective shoulders and moves on the way Trump promised to do Thursday and Friday - and wait for Obamacare to "explode". White House aides said Tuesday that staffers have had discussions about ideas for a new bill, but no strategy is in place. The panel will work closely with House leadership on the tax bill. "What gets you to 'yes" from a more moderate side of our spectrum? Senator Ted Cruz wrote an excellent article on how simple it would be to do it and Senator Rand Paul introduced his own replacement which is much more what we are looking for.

Surely Trump thought this whole buck-the-system thing through better than this?

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The spot, first reported by Bloomberg News, notes job growth, the rollback of regulations, greenlighting of a pipeline and undoing of an global trade deal before concluding, "And it's only just begun". After eight years of relentless Obamacare bashing, Trump's election clearly caught congressional Republicans completely off-guard with their collective trousers down to their ankles. Some members stayed at the meeting to hash things out more than half hour over the scheduled time.

"The point is, let's fight for the ideal and if republicans want a deal, then we will deal with them from there, but we are not going to back ourselves into a corner", Neil Sroka, Communications Director for Democracy for America, told ABC News in an interview this week. Freedom Caucus members made clear, by blocking ObamaCare repeal, they're not afraid of Trump.

Ryan tells journalists: "It's very understandable the president is frustrated we haven't gotten to where we need to go, because this is something we all said we would do".

I asked Collins if there was any realistic chance of a vote on a health care bill before the April recess begins at the end of next week. Remember? You have to pass the bill before you can see what is in the bill?

The Wisconsin Republican says he is pushing lawmakers to keep talking and try to reach a consensus on a health bill that could pass - but he declined to commit to another vote, saying he does not want to impose an "artificial timeline". Massie also pointed to the low popularity of the now-defunct GOP health care bill.

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the AHCA would cause the number of uninsured citizens to rise to 24 million by 2026. Mainly because they anxious that it didn't cover enough people, that it's subsidies weren't generous enough, or that it proposed cutting back on ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion.

"It is absolute suicide for the Republican Party to continue following the course they're embarking on right now", he said. Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican who chairs the group, Rep.

[.] I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because now they own Obamacare.

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump, " said Representative Justin Amash of MI, a member of the group who has emerged as one of Trump's most caustic Republican critics.

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