A report from the Washington Examiner shows that Trump really is throwing 100% of his effort behind the “Obamacare lite,” Trumpcare, “American Health Care Act” that is supposed to replace Obamacare.
And we know this because he’s threatening to primary Republicans who don’t back the bill.
President Trump has told Republican leaders that he’s prepared to play hardball with congressional conservatives to pass the GOP healthcare bill, including by supporting the 2018 primary challengers of any Republican who votes against the bill.
Sources told the Washington Examiner that Trump made that threat in a White House meeting on Tuesday with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and other members of the House GOP whip team that helps line up votes.
Trump’s threat is one that could resonate. Most of the Republicans who oppose the GOP’s American Health Care Act represent ruby red districts that strongly support Trump and his agenda.
So will this work? I have absolutely ZERO faith in any politician acting out of principle anymore, so I’m guessing it will. As long as Trump pushes hard enough, they’ll fold.
Open thread party people.
Here’s some fun to talk about:
‼️ Haha! BBC: The interview with an expert live from South Korea did not go according to plan. pic.twitter.com/mQ3Jpe3eu2
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) March 11, 2017
There’s a pretty decent parody, though I think it could have been done a little better:
This parody of the BBC interview > pic.twitter.com/LnHCYwN7MQ
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 11, 2017
OK, go at it.