Trump on health care plan: ‘Eventually we’ll win’

Trump on health care plan: ‘Eventually we’ll win’
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President Trump on Sunday afternoon expressed optimism over a Republican-led effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.


Speaking to reporters on the tarmac of Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey, Trump took a jab at Republican leaders who have either come out against or expressed doubt over the latest GOP health-care bill.

“I have been watching for seven years at the Republicans that have been saying ‘repeal and replace’ and then you have [Arizona Sen.] John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Memo: Summit fallout hits White House Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’ Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena MORE voting ‘no’ for whatever reason,” Trump said, per pool reports. “And by the way, Arizona is one of the biggest beneficiaries.”

Trump went on to say the same for Maine and Alaska, whose Republican senators, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Overnight Health Care: Novartis pulls back on drug price hikes | House Dems launch Medicare for All caucus | Trump officials pushing ahead on Medicaid work requirements Senate panel to vote next week on banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts MORE and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThis week: GOP mulls vote on ‘abolish ICE’ legislation Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 MORE, respectively, are also critical to the passage of the bill.

On Friday, Collins said she was “leaning against the bill.”

“So I don’t know what they’re doing, but you know what? Eventually we’ll win, whether it’s now or later,” Trump told reporters on Sunday.

The bill, spearheaded by Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit Soccer ball Putin gifted to Trump gets routine security screening Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’ MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Lawmakers pitch dueling plans for paid family leave New push to break deadlock on paid family leave MORE (La.), seemed to be gaining steam this week until late-night host Jimmy Kimmel publicly slammed Cassidy over the plan.

Then, on Friday, McCain said he would vote "no" on the bill.

Trump also took to Twitter on Sunday to advocate for the plan. “Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky are big winners in the Healthcare proposal. 7 years of Repeal & Replace and some Senators not there,” he tweeted.