Jun 25, 2017

Trump says he did call Republican health care plan "mean"

Screengrab via Fox News Channel

In an interview that aired Sunday on Fox & Friends, President Trump seemed to acknowledge he had called the House GOP's health care bill "mean" — accusing Barack Obama of stealing "my term." He also criticized Democrats, saying "their theme is resist. I've never heard anything like this, resist." More highlights:

  • Passing the plan: "It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody's happy with, but we won't get one Democratic vote."
  • GOP holdouts of health plan: "I don't think they're that far off... I think we're going to get there.... The alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare."
  • On Elizabeth Warren: "I actually think she's a hopeless case. I call her Pocahontas and that's an insult to Pocahontas."
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