Dem tells Trump he can call health plan ‘repeal and replace’ if he backs it: report
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President Trump in a meeting Wednesday discussed health care reform with moderate House Democrats and Republicans and, according to a report from Politico, asked, "Can I call it repeal and replace?"

The president was reportedly pleased when a Democratic lawmaker said he could "call the bill whatever you want, Mr. President."

At a meeting with the bipartisan Problems Solvers Caucus, Trump left open the possibility of backing the ObamaCare fix when the group assured him that at least 20 Democrats would support the solution, according to the report. 

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The Trump administration is eager for a large legislative victory before the 2018 midterm elections after Republican-led efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed in the Senate.

Trump has backed the GOP's aim to abolish ObamaCare, but now appears ready to work with Democrats, who have focused on reforming the legislation instead of scrapping it entirely.

Trump has recently signaled openness in dealing with Democrats on key issues.

The president met with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJoe Biden can't lead the charge from his home in Delaware Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the White House on Wednesday night to discuss a plan on immigration. He also struck a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through Dec. 8.