Donald Trump has grown frustrated with members of his own party after the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare to failed. But the same goes for Republicans themselves, they have grown frustrated with the President and are expressing it.
On Saturday Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, spoke with the Associated Press and said Trump is to blame for the failed healthcare bill.
“One of the failures was the president never laid out a plan or his core principles and never sold them to the American people,” Dent said. “[He] outsourced the whole issue to Congress.”
Trump on the other hand blamed three Republicans for the healthcare bill failing.
“3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!” he tweeted Friday morning.
It only took three Republican Senators – John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) – to stop the bill from passing.
Some Republicans have also said they’re willing to work with Democrats to come up with a better healthcare plan.
“Let me be clear. The Affordable Care Act has been a failure. It has increased premiums, reduced patient choice, and placed tremendous financial burdens on thousands of hospitals in states that did not expand Medicaid,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said in a statement on Friday.
“I have consistently voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. I believe it is ultimately unsustainable, and that Congress must address the issue honestly and candidly. If that means dealing seriously with Democrats who want to fix the problem, rather than exploit a political issue, I am more than willing to entertain those suggestions.”