Paul Ryan doesn't want Donald Trump to team with Democrats on healthcare

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He threatened the political careers of conservative Republicans who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed. "We never stand in the way of anyone meeting with a Democratic or a Republican president".

"But they want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy", she said.

More disconcerting than the repeal effort's temporary failure was Mr. Trump's reaction to it - which was to blame the Freedom Caucus conservatives and to start wooing Democrats. "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" "We are", he said Thursday.

The discord following the health care debacle was not limited to tensions between Trump and the Freedom Caucus.

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump", tweeted Rep. Justin Amash of MI. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), a Tuesday Group member, told reporters there is an agreement among its members that outreach from the HFC has been a waste of energy.

Trump went farther on Thursday. The art of governing is compromise - and not just within the majority party.

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I'm skeptical anything will come of this - the intra-party divisions that existed last week haven't gone away - but House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered some insights as to why he and his members are still trying to push this boulder uphill.

Indeed, even some Republicans were taken aback by Paul Ryan's unexpected candor. Sen.

He later singled out three Freedom Caucus members by name, U.S. Representatives Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Raul Labrador.

Despite the intraparty fissures in the House GOP conference and criticism from Corker, Ryan was firm in his belief that working with Democrats was not the answer.

"Look, it was just a postponement", he told Fox News on Thursday morning. "I know he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress, but if this Republican Congress allows the flawless to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with the Democrats".

GOP leadership abandoned its legislation for repealing and replacing ObamaCare in a shocking defeat Friday after dozens of House conservatives and centrist Republicans said they would not back it. The House Republicans had won a ruling previous year that then-President Barack Obama was breaking the law by making payments to insurance companies even though Congress had specifically canceled that money.

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The administration has proposed $1.23 billion in cuts to research funded by NIH this fiscal year, as part of Trump's wider agenda to reduce non-military spending and increase support for the armed forces.

Some conservatives outside the Freedom Caucus bristled at Trump's remarks about the bloc.

Like Trump, Freedom Caucus members consider themselves anti-establishment, and many were strong supporters during the election.

"We're all fighting for a yes to improve the poll numbers, to get better policy, to get prices down, to drain the swamp and we're all behind the president", he said. "We just feel like he's been misled on Swampcare", referring to the healthcare legislation championed by Ryan.

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump", Amash wrote on Twitter.

Welcome, Mr. President. You're not in NY anymore. "Nearly everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment".

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The tepid disagreement was nevertheless significant coming from Hannity, who has been loathe to criticize Trump for anything . At least in the short term, Republicans have decided they need to work with Democrats to keep the government open.

Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is "absolutely" willing to work with Democrats on a way forward on health care. "No, the White House has not reached out", he said.

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