Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election

President Trump spoke with reporters on Tuesday. On Monday the president signaled he was putting off health care legislation until after the 2020 election

President Donald Trump fired off multiple tweets late on Monday night on healthcare, saying that the Republican Party will have a plan and will vote on it shortly after the 2020 elections.

Despite a Texas judge ruling the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was unconstitutional, Trump has so far failed to fulfill one of his largest 2016 campaign promises that he would repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's eponymous health care plan. In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare.

Trump's vow last week that the Republican Party will be "the party of healthcare" caught his fellow Republicans off guard after the Justice Department backed a lawsuit meant to wipe out Obamacare, which has helped millions of Americans get health insurance.

Trump later showed up a Senate Republican luncheon where he declared that they should be the "party of health care" and asked for assistance in writing a new bill.

Health care, especially protections for people with pre-existing conditions, resonates with voters and helped Democrats in the November elections. Sanders followed suit on America's Newsroom Tuesday, exclusively blaming Democrats for not working with Republicans on any bipartisan health care improvements. Republican congressional leaders quickly sought to distance themselves from Trump's latest drive, mindful that passing such a proposal would be virtually impossible in a divided Congress.

Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue, who appeared earlier on America's Newsroom Tuesday echoed the same sentiment as Sanders and Conway, blaming Democrats for their "unwillingness" to work with Republicans on health care.

That trepidation did not stop Trump last week from reversing his administration's previous legal position that only certain parts of Obamacare should be struck down, instead arguing that the entire law should be scrapped.

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Mexico is America's third-largest trading partner after Canada and China, according to Fortune . Neither Trump aide offered any specific details or timeline for the potential border shutdown.

Trump's Justice Department had previously said that it should be only partly overturned. The appeals process will likely stretch into next year.

It soon became clear, however, that other Republicans had little appetite to take on an issue that benefited Democrats during last year's Midterm elections.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday that Trump "wants to talk about the principles".

With Democrats controlling the House, any attempt to dismantle the law could not pass Congress.

"We are working very hard on that", Trump said as he was heading out to a MI rally.

"He wants to work with Congress in order to come up with the right health care plan", Sanders said. Like the president, Mulvaney insisted that "Obamacare is not working" and "even Democrats admit that".

The White House has yet to decide whether it will take the lead on crafting an Obamacare replacement, they said, or whether the President will punt to Republican lawmakers.

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