President Trump on Wednesday said he would “be very angry” if Senate Republicans don’t complete their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me,” Trump told Pat Robertson, founder of Christian Broadcasting Network. “For years, they’ve been talking about repeal-replace, repeal-replace.”
Trump added that Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during the Obama Administration “didn’t mean anything,” now that they have failed to do so while holding the House, Senate, and White House.
“Now we have a President that’s waiting to sign it,” Trump said. “I have pen in hand, so now it means something. You know, those other times, those many, many times, that they passed it, it didn’t mean anything.”
“We have 52 senators,” the President added. “It’s very hard to get… We need almost all of them. You need almost all of them and that’s the hold up. And states are somewhat different. But with all of that being said, it has to get passed. They have to do it. They have to get together and get it done.”
“I will be very angry about it, and a lot of people will be very upset. But I’m sitting, waiting for that bill to come to my desk.” Trump continued.” I hope that they do it. They’ve been promising it for years. They’ve been promising it ever since Obamacare, which is failed. It’s a failed experiment. It is totally gone. It’s out of business and we have to get this done. Repeal and replace.”
“He’s got to pull it off. Mitch has to pull it off,” he added, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “He’s working very hard. He’s got to pull it off.”