A Republican senator who supports the Senate GOP's healthcare bill reportedly does not think President Trump has a clear understanding of the plan.
The New York Times reported that a senator left a White House meeting Tuesday with the feeling that the president didn't fully understand some basic parts of the plan, citing an aide who received a detailed readout of the exchange.
The senator felt Trump "seemed especially confused" after a moderate Republican said those who were against the bill would say it appeared to be a "massive tax break for the wealthy," according to The Times.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' MORE (R-Ky.) after the White House meeting ignored a question regarding Trump’s command of the details of the negotiations and smiled blandly, the newspaper noted.
Trump met with Republican senators just hours after GOP leaders decided on Tuesday to postpone a vote on their healthcare legislation.
The huddle came as one GOP strategist with close ties to the White House told The Hill that Trump had not yet fully engaged with the effort to pass a bill in the upper chamber.
Trump said Tuesday he had a "great meeting" with Republican senators, adding that they "really want to get it right."
On Wednesday, Trump pushed back against claims he is not fully involved in the Senate GOP's push to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
"Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare," Trump tweeted. "Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S."