Trump phones Senate holdouts on GOP healthcare bill

Trump phones Senate holdouts on GOP healthcare bill
President Trump has phoned several Republican holdouts on the Senate healthcare bill to try to get them on board. 
 
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump spoke by phone this weekend with Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGraham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020 Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health MORE (Ky.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE (Texas) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators call for Barr to release full results of Epstein investigation FBI Agents Association calls on Congress to make 'domestic terrorism' a federal crime Senators renew request for domestic threats documents from FBI, DOJ after shootings MORE (Wis.). 
 
 
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“The president talked extensively with several Republican members over the weekend and he felt very positive about those discussions, but they’re ongoing,” Spicer said. 
 
The calls show the president is becoming personally involved in trying to push the embattled legislation through the Senate. 
 
Senate GOP leaders are planning to vote before the July 4 recess on the bill to overhaul ObamaCare, but they are short of the votes they need to pass it; Republicans can only afford two defections and still approve the measure.