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Trump: Obama Stole My Term, Calling Healthcare Bill 'Mean'

Fox News' "Fox & Friends"

By    |   Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 02:01 PM

President Donald Trump chided former President Barack Obama for using his term "mean" in criticizing the Senate healthcare plan.

"Well he actually used my term 'mean,'" President Trump told Sunday's "Fox & Friends."

"That was my term because I want to see — and I speak from the heart, that’s what I want to see – I want to see a bill with heart."

Obama's Facebook post after the Thursday unveiling of the new Senate healthcare bill claimed "small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation."

Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen...

Posted by Barack Obama on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump's Fox News appearance has apparently confirmed a report he called the the House's version of repeal and replace – the American Health Care Act – "mean."

Trump also said there is a "very narrow path" to navigate to in a healthcare compromise, with conservatives holding out for a more complete Obamacare repeal, moderate Republicans supporting the Senate proposal, and "resist" Democrats with an automatic no all battling amid a potential Senate vote before the July 4 recess.

"Honestly, nobody can be totally happy, even without the votes," Trump told Fox News. "Forget about votes. This has nothing to do with votes.

"This has to do with picking a plan that everybody’s going to like. I'd like to say love, but like."

Trump added this Senate GOP healthcare bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, is not "that far off."

"I don't think they're that far off," Trump said. "Famous last words right? I think we're going to get there. . . . Healthcare [reform] is a very, very tough thing to get, but I think we're going to get it.

"We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare."

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President Donald Trump chided former President Barack Obama for using his term "mean" in criticizing the Senate healthcare plan."Well he actually used my term 'mean,'" President Trump told Sunday's "Fox & Friends.""That was my term because I want to see - and I speak from...
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