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Saturday, 07 October 2017 09:40

Trump, not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal, calls Chuck Schumer

Written by  CBS News

President Trump, not ready to back down on his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare, called up Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday to see if he could make any progress on the health care front.

Mr. Trump said he asked Schumer if Democrats "want to do a great health care bill," because Obamacare is "badly broken." Months of Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ultimately fell flat, and the GOP is looking elsewhere — like tax reform — for success.

I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

But Schumer isn't open to repealing Obamacare, something he said he made clear to the president. Mr. Trump last month shocked Republicans when he reached a deal with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to extend the debt limit, suggesting he may be open to future deals with Democrats.

"The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that's off the table," Schumer said. "If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions.

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Let it fail!!! President Trump already said he would not rob SSI to pay for Odummycare anymore!!!

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Trump's being sabotaged by the Bolshevik Democrats and Bolshevik Republican RINO's.

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Seven years ago, Nitwit Nancy said, "We have to pass it, to find out what's in it." Now, the truth is that we have to repeal it, to improve it. Fat chance on getting ANY of the Democraps on board with that. Not when they're still planning on wheeling the Unaffordable Care Act into single-payer (nationalized health care).

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