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 PaulDemocratic senator to offer amendment halting 'military weaponry' given to police Second senator tests positive for coronavirus antibodies Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks MORE (Ky.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: Facebook employees speak up against content decisions | Trump's social media executive order on weak legal ground | Order divides conservatives Ted Cruz criticizes Justin Timberlake tweet The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US MORE (Texas) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonRosenstein steps back into GOP crosshairs Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death Schumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe 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.