Trump tells donors he’s pushing forward on ObamaCare repeal: report

Trump tells donors he’s pushing forward on ObamaCare repeal: report

President Trump reportedly told donors Saturday night that repealing ObamaCare is still a key agenda item that he intends to pursue, while acknowledging the obstacles in the way.

Trump talked to wealthy GOP donors at the Greensboro, N.C., home of longtime party donor Louis DeJoy about his health care plan, Politico reported Sunday.

The president did not bash or blame any particular lawmaker for the GOP's repeated failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to the report, which cited two people present for Trump's remarks. Instead, he pointed to the difficult task of garnering enough votes in the Senate to pass the legislation.

Trump also said a small group of GOP lawmakers opposed and ultimately killed the repeal efforts, but did not name Republican Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Ad encourages GOP senator to vote 'no' on tax bill MORE (Ariz.), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' MORE (Ky.) or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill MORE (R-Ky.) as he has in the past, the two attendees told Politico.

Several people at the gathering told the news outlet that Trump suggested he may be open to working with Democrats on health care.

The White House did not respond to Politico's request for comment.

Trump also reportedly talked about the upcoming tax reform push, hurricane rescue and relief efforts, as well as some experiences on the 2016 campaign trail. The president also vented about the negative media coverage during his trip to Puerto Rico last week.

The report comes after the latest push for a GOP health-care bill failed late last month.