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Trump Slams GOP for Failing to Repeal Obamacare

Trump Slams GOP for Failing to Repeal Obamacare
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By    |   Monday, 25 September 2017 12:37 PM

President Donald Trump criticized fellow Republicans on Monday for so far failing to pass healthcare reform, one of his major campaign promises.

"When I ran, I was told I'd have a bill on my desk. I'd sign it Day One," Trump said on the "Rick & Bubba Show," an Alabama-based radio program that airs across the South, The Washington Post reported. 

Trump said that when President Barack Obama was in office, Republicans voted to repeal and replace Obamacare 61 times. "Now when it matters because you have a president who's actually going to sign it, they don't do it," he said. "And they pander, and they grandstand."

Trump singled out Arizona Sen. John McCain, who opposes the current GOP bill, as he did the previous version, for particular criticism, saying that "Without John McCain, we already have the healthcare."

Although Trump did not acknowledge defeat, he sounded pessimistic about passing the legislation, saying "Looks like [Republican GOP Sen.] Susan Collins and some others will vote against. So we're going to lose two or three votes, and that's the end of that."

Trump spent much of the interview touting the candidacy of Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, who faces former chief justice of Alabama Roy Moore in a special Republican primary runoff on Tuesday.

Trump said that Strange would be the better candidate in the general election against the Democrat, former U.S. attorney Doug Jones, although the president admitted that "I don't know that much about Roy Moore."

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