Donald Trump may have put the final nail in the coffin of the Republican health care bill by telling Senators that he thought the House passed bill was “mean,” and that he wants the Senate bill to be more generous.
Congressional sources say President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that the House health care bill is “mean” and that the Senate version should be “more generous.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta confirmed the AP report:
Sources confirm to CNN Trump raised questions about House health care bill with Senators today and referred to legislation as "mean."
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 13, 2017
Trumpcare is already unpopular, so Trump’s bashing of the bill took the challenge facing Republicans from impossible to hopeless. There is no way that Republicans can convince the American people that the bill is any good when they won’t release the legislation to the public, while Trump bashes it in private.
The problem isn’t that the legislation needs to be more generous. The issue is that Trumpcare is an act of needless cruelty that is not wanted or needed by the American people.
Donald Trump opened his mouth, and his own words will be used against him to kill the Republican health care bill.