Opinion Trump is blaming Democrats for the failing health care bill. That makes no sense.

18:31  18 july  2017
18:31  18 july  2017 Source:   Vox.com

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That makes no sense . Two more key Republican defections killed the Senate’s health bill Monday night, and President Donald Trump had a message to his base: Blame the Democrats — well, and a few Republicans too.

The good news is they now own health care , they now own Obamacare.” Mr. Trump insisted that the Affordable Care Act will collapse in the next year, which will then force Democrats to come to the bargaining table for a new bill .

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Two more key Republican defections killed the Senate’s health bill Monday night, and President Donald Trump had a message to his base: Blame the Democrats — well, and a few Republicans too.

To be clear, Democrats have never been part of the Republican majority’s calculus on health care reform. That’s by design.

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Trump is blaming Democrats for the failing health care bill . That makes no sense . Mitch McConnell should save his legacy by crafting a bipartisan health care fix.

Trump blames Democrats for the bill ’s failure “Ultimately, the TrumpCare bill failed because of two traits that have plagued the Trump presidency since he took office: incompetence and broken promises,” Schumer writes. 11:52 a.m.: Meadows calls negotiations on the health care bill “fragile.”

At the beginning of this year, thinking only Senate Democrats — with the power of a filibuster — would stop them from repealing Obamacare and cutting taxes, Republican leadership devised a plan to bypass Democrats altogether: They tied their major agenda items to the budget through “budget reconciliation,” a bill that can impact spending, revenue, or the debt ceiling, with only a party-line vote in the Senate.

In other words, Republicans, knowing they wanted to do something Democrats would never sign on to, found a way to circumvent them altogether. It means they have an incredibly small margin of victory (they can only lose two votes) — and only themselves to blame every time their proposals fall apart.

On Monday night, everything fell apart. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) came out against the revised bill, bringing the “no” vote tally to four, alongside Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Susan Collins (R-ME).

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Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) of the bill 's defeat. "It wasn't just the Democrats . It was our allies across America." In one tweet, Bernie Sanders perfectly sums up why the GOP's health care bill failed . Health care vote 2017: Latest updates on the showdown between Trump and the GOP.

President Trump may have initially blamed Democrats for Friday's failure of the bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act, but it took only two days for him to start blaming Republicans She added that she had not spoken with Trump before making these proclamations.

It’s possible Trump doesn’t know the Senate is using budget reconciliation on this health bill — he tweeted Monday that the Senate should do away with the filibuster, and censured Democrats for obstructing his agenda, without acknowledging that the filibuster isn’t relevant in the health care fight.

One thing is clear, however: This is a major setback for Trump, who has yet to have a single major legislative victory in his time in office. And it looks like he’s not happy.

Congress is irked with Trump over health care, but isn’t ready to abandon him yet .
<p>Congressional Republicans are in a state of political paralysis, saddled with a White House that doesn’t know how to win votes. But leadership is afraid of defiance because the base is still overwhelmingly behind President Donald Trump.</p>Trump is bewildered by the Senate’s inability to rally enough members around a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Tuesday he began blaming individual Republicans.

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