Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

President Trump on Saturday chided Democrats who praised Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain planning 'intimate memoir' of life with John McCain Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party MORE's (R-Ariz.) opposition to Senate Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"Democrats are laughingly saying that McCain had a 'moment of courage,'" he wrote on Twitter. "Tell that to the people of Arizona who were deceived. 116% increase!"

McCain announced Friday that he would not support a proposal by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamProgressive support builds for expanding lower courts McConnell backs Garland for attorney general Senate GOP campaign chief talks strategy with Trump MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyBill CassidyKoch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Biden health nominee faces first Senate test Is the 'civil war' in the Republican Party really over? MORE (R-La.), which seeks to repeal certain provisions of ObamaCare and replace them with federal block grants.

Early studies predicted that states such as Arizona and Alaska would lose funding under the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal.


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Republicans face a Sept. 30 procedural deadline to pass a repeal-and-replace measure with only 50 votes. Anything after that will require a filibuster-proof 60 votes, meaning that Republicans would need to win some Democratic support.