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Trump Asks Republican Heller if He Wants to 'Remain a Senator'

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President Donald Trump and Sen. Dean Heller share a laugh Wednesday. (Reuters)

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 02:43 PM

At a lunch gathering with Republican senators Wednesday, President Donald Trump addressed Nevada Republican Dean Heller by asking rhetorically, "He wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?"

Heller, seated on Trump's right side at the table, has been a vocal critic of the Senate's healthcare legislation, one of about 13 Republicans who vowed to vote against it if it had gone to a vote.  

"This was the one we were worried about," Trump gestured to Heller. "You weren't there. But you're going to be, you're going to be. Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?" 

Heller faces a reelection battle in 2018. 

Trump was making a last-ditch bid to salvage healthcare, deploying a mix of threats and flattery as he told Republican senators to pass healthcare reform before their summer break.

© AFP 2017

 
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At a lunch gathering with Republican senators Wednesday, President Donald Trump addressed Nevada Republican Dean Heller by asking rhetorically, "He wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?" Heller has been a vocal critic of the Senate's healthcare legislation, one of about 13...
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