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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.

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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 McCainCindy McCain planning 'intimate memoir' of life with John McCain Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party 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 CollinsMicrosoft, FireEye push for breach reporting rules after SolarWinds hack On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill MORE and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiKoch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Biden health nominee faces first Senate test White House stands behind Tanden as opposition mounts 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 GrahamProgressive support builds for expanding lower courts McConnell backs Garland for attorney general Senate GOP campaign chief talks strategy with Trump MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyBill CassidyKoch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Biden health nominee faces first Senate test Is the 'civil war' in the Republican Party really over? 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.