Trump: White House moving on from healthcare push

Trump: White House moving on from healthcare push
© Greg Nash

President Trump is moving on after the House GOP pulled its healthcare bill from a floor vote, he told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa Friday afternoon. 

Trump told Costa by phone that a push to repeal and replace ObamaCare — the centerpiece of Republican messaging throughout the last several elections — won't come up again in the near future. 

"He's going to let things be on healthcare, the bill is not going to come again, at least in the near future," Costa recounted on MSNBC. 


"He wants to see what happens, if the Democrats will try to come to him and work with him on healthcare." 

Costa first reported that the bill, the American Health Care Act, was being pulled from the House floor while speaking to Trump. The news came hours after Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report MORE (R-Wis.) came to the White House to discuss the bill's future. 

Momentum had been moving away from the bill Friday afternoon, as a handful of Republicans announced they would not be supporting the plan.