President Trump is ok with Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill failing. It shifts the focus back to the democrats and they will own the fallout when Obamacare caves in on itself.
The Hill reports:
“We were very close, it was a very tight margin. We had no Democrat support, no votes from the Democrats,” Trump said, flanked by Vice President Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters in the Oval Office.
“I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they own ObamaCare,” the president added.
“When it explodes, which it will soon, if they got together with us and we got a real healthcare bill, I would be totally open to it, ” Trump said.
The comments were Trump’s first since he and GOP leaders decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) off the House floor after it became clear they were well short of the votes they needed to pass it.
Trump is absolutely right. This failure is a blessing in disguise. Let Obamacare fail. Watch all the exchanges implode and insurers abandon the system.
It will be the Democrats that will have to answer to the public. Not the Republicans. They tried to fix it.