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 McCainGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat Meghan McCain knocks Bannon: 'Who the hell are you' to criticize Romney? Dems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress 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 CollinsOvernight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Study: ObamaCare bills backed by Collins would lower premiums Right scrambles GOP budget strategy MORE and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Week ahead: Trump expected to shrink two national monuments GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 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 GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTax bill could fuel push for Medicare, Social Security cuts Collins to vote for GOP tax plan Overnight Tech: Lawmakers want answers on Uber breach | Justices divided in patent case | Tech makes plea for net neutrality on Cyber Monday 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.