Freedom Caucus fires back at Trump: We're 'keeping our promise' on healthcare

Freedom Caucus fires back at Trump: We're 'keeping our promise' on healthcare
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The House Freedom Caucus fired back at President Trump on Friday morning, saying that the conservative group has kept its promise on healthcare and its vow to fully repeal ObamaCare.

Trump took to Twitter on Thursday, lashing out at three members of the Freedom Caucus over healthcare — Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) — and threatening to back primary challenges against caucus members in 2018.

If they would get on board, Trump wrote, "we would have both great healthcare and massive tax cuts & reform." Trump asked where the trio of lawmaker had gone.

.@RealDonaldTrump We are where we've always been: committed to keeping our promise,” the Freedom Caucus responded in a series of tweets Friday.


“Repeal includes eliminating the costly Obamacare regs that are driving up Americans' premiums. We can do better than a plan that only 17% of Americans support. #KeepOurPromise.”

Trump and conservatives clashed over the House GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, which was pulled from the House floor one week ago.

Freedom Caucus members argued that the American Health Care Act didn’t go far enough. They wanted a faster rollback of Medicaid expansion and argued that the proposed tax credits to help purchase insurance was a new government entitlement.

House conservatives pushed back on Trump’s social media attacks. Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashBiden: 'Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK' Battle rages over vaccine passports Republicans eye primaries in impeachment vote MORE (R-Mich.), a Freedom Caucus member, ripped the president for bullying, and Labrador, who was called out in Trump’s tweet, shot back in his own tweet.

“Freedom Caucus stood with u when others ran. Remember who your real friends are. We’re trying to help u succeed,” Labrador tweeted.