Watch: Trump Casually Threatens GOP Senator For Not Supporting Trumpcare
During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly said that he will “repeal and replace Obamacare within the first 30 days” of his presidency, making the healthcare issue one of his key campaign promises.
Well, six months into his presidency, the ‘master negotiator’ has failed to deliver on his much hyped promise.
Thanks to the defection of several GOP Senators, Trumpcare died in the Senate — mainly because the cruel bill is a nightmare for working, lower-income and female Americans.
Desperate for a political “win,” a fuming president Trump recently invited the Republican Senate caucus to lunch to talk about health care. Interestingly, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R), who has been one of the most vocal critics of Trumpcare, was seated next to the commander-in-chief at the event.
Trump began the luncheon by addressing the press on the health care law disaster. But it didn’t take long for the captured an uncomfortable moment.
“The other night I was surprised when I heard a couple of my friends — my friends, they really were and are,” he began. “They might not be very much longer, but that’s OK. I think I have to get them back.”
As the senators around him laughed uneasily, Trump turned to point at Heller, who is up for reelection next year.
“You didn’t go out there. This was the one we were worried about,” he continued. “You weren’t there. You’re going to be. He wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he? I think the people of your state — which I know very well — I think they’re going to appreciate what you hopefully will do.”
It may sound like Trump was just joking around, but the expressions on Heller’s face tells a different story.
The president wasn’t merely teasing the senator who went against him, he was threatening him in the most causal of ways, which actually made it look all the more sinister.
Watch Heller’s priceless reaction to Trump’s threatening remarks in the video below:
TRUMP to HELLER: "Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?" pic.twitter.com/LFiwuEY693
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 19, 2017