Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

President Trump on Saturday chided Democrats who praised Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainOvernight Defense: Pompeo lays out new Iran terms | Pentagon hints at more aggressive posture against Iran | House, Senate move on defense bill Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Sarah Sanders: ‘Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration’ MORE's (R-Ariz.) opposition to Senate Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"Democrats are laughingly saying that McCain had a 'moment of courage,'" he wrote on Twitter. "Tell that to the people of Arizona who were deceived. 116% increase!"

McCain announced Friday that he would not support a proposal by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Graham: Trump will 'end North Korea’s threat to the American homeland' in his first term Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in after Texas school shooting MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidySenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary Graham working on new ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-La.), which seeks to repeal certain provisions of ObamaCare and replace them with federal block grants.

Early studies predicted that states such as Arizona and Alaska would lose funding under the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal.

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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSarah Sanders: ‘Democrats are losing their war against women in the Trump administration’ Kentucky Dems look to vault themselves in deep-red district Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade MORE (R-Kent.) had already come out against the measure. But McCain's defection could prompt other GOP senators to follow suit. 

Republicans face a Sept. 30 procedural deadline to pass a repeal-and-replace measure with only 50 votes. Anything after that will require a filibuster-proof 60 votes, meaning that Republicans would need to win some Democratic support.