WH No Longer Expresses Confidence In Health Vote

Mar 26, 2017, 00:19

President Donald Trump has done all he can, and the fate of the GOP healthcare bill is up to the House lawmakers, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday.

"The point that I am making is that when you use a term like associate, and you use all these subjective terms, there's a reason that you are doing it, which is because you do not have anything concrete", Spicer said.

"I think the president has given it his all", he said. Republican leaders had originally hoped to vote on the bill Thursday, the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare's enaction. "Is the president humbled by the process?"

"The fact that Paul Ryan and other House Republicans are still trying to push this disastrous bill reflects their complete disregard for women's health and rights", Dawn Laguens, the Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood, said in a press release.

Murray's question was pretty straight that merited an equally simple answer or, in case of Trump's representatives like Kellyanne Conway and Spicer himself, even a simple lie.

Without outright saying it, Spicer's remarks suggested that the White House would likely move on and abandon efforts to reform health care if the vote fails Friday. "The middle class desperately wants and needs a tax break", Spicer said.

The reporter tried to jump back in, pointing out that there have been reports stating that there will not be enough votes for the bill to pass. Asked whether there was an alternative plan to the current bill, Spicer replied: "No.it's going to pass".

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