Trump told GOP senators he wants better tax cuts for low-income Americans who have to buy health care off the market. Rob Portman, a Republican who wants to slow the House's proposed changes to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, told Politico, 'He talked about the need to take care of people.'The president is said to have told 15 senators from his party who attended the luncheon that he wanted an orderly process, regardless of whether it affects their ability to meet an end-of-July deadline.'He wants us to pass this bill and improve this House bill,' Utah Sen.
Orrin Hatch, the Senate Finance chairman, told reporters, according to the news publication.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary at the White House, said Wednesday evening that she was 'not aware' of Trump's remark that the House bill was 'mean.''I wasn’t part of that meeting but, I know in general practice we don’t comment on rumors or private conversations of that nature,' she told a reporter who asked about it on Air Force One.
Senators said after the meeting that Trump indicated that he wanted changes to the House Republican bill that makes aggressive cuts to federal aid.
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Trump's statement was part of a string of tweets that shook up the morning news cycle as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his deputy Rod Rosenstein and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson geared up for high-stakes Capitol Hill hearings.
The president's mention of a massive drop in Americans receiving their medical insurance through the Affordable Care Act refers to a report issued Monday night by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – he agency that oversees the program.
Trump had previously hailed the lower chamber's bill as 'a great plan' in a Rose Garden celebration.'What we have is something very, very incredibly well-crafted,' the president said.