President Trump’s struggle for support for Trumpcare has been a long uphill battle, and after hearing concerns that Trump doesn’t fully understand his own healthcare, things certainly won’t get easier for the GOP.
Democrats, who were until now left out of the healthcare reform process, have expressed concern in the motives behind Trumpcare, but now until now have we had a witness shed light on Trump’s lack-of-involvement.
The New York Times reported that a senator left a White House meeting Tuesday with the feeling that the president didn’t fully understand some basic parts of the plan, citing an aide who received a detailed readout of the exchange.
The senator felt Trump “seemed especially confused” after a moderate Republican said those who were against the bill would say it appeared to be a “massive tax break for the wealthy,” according to The Times.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the White House meeting ignored a question regarding Trump’s command of the details of the negotiations and smiled blandly, the newspaper noted.
Trump met with Republican senators just hours after GOP leaders decided on Tuesday to postpone a vote on their healthcare legislation.
The huddle came as one GOP strategist with close ties to the White House told The Hill that Trump had not yet fully engaged with the effort to pass a bill in the upper chamber.
Luckily, many Republican senators are receiving phone calls from constituents opposed to repealing Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on Obamacare repeal until after 4th of July recess. Democrats remain confident the recess will not greatly effect their expected outcome.