With typical bombast and braggadocio, Donald Trump, on his way to the White House, vowed that he would confidently replace Obamacare, quickly and decisively. From day one.
He just lost. Mr. High-Rise lost to High Ideology.
After Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan late this afternoon saw no chance of getting the votes to pass the GOP version of healthcare reform, Trump ditched it. It was the second day of unsuccessfully trying for a vote.
A few minutes ago, Ryan said he was “proud of the bill” that the GOP produced, and said Trump was “fantastic” about it. “This is a setback, no two ways about it,” Ryan said.
“We just didn’t have consensus today,” Ryan said. “We were close.”
Ryan said Obamacare is “collapsing.” Still, it is a “law of the land until it’s replaced. We’re going to live with Obamacare in the foreseeable future,” Ryan said.
Ryan said the GOP will proceed with tax reform and other goals.
Trump withdrew the bill despite cries by the Dems to vote.
The “no vote” ended high drama in the Capitol. Conservatives refused to budge, and moderates weren’t happy with it.
While campaigning, Trump kept saying he had this big plan to replace Obamacare, but he simply hitched a ride with Ryan.
They crashed, politically speaking, as quick as a New York-minute.