- Jonathan Swan
- Jun 15
Hill GOP stunned Trump called their bill "mean"
Evan Vucci / AP
President Trump's private comment earlier this week that the House healthcare bill was "mean" is having a lingering, and potentially devastating, effect on his credibility among House Republicans. Members are still talking about Trump's comment, and their frustration that he'd throw them under the bus is likely to damage his ability to negotiate on major items like infrastructure and tax reform.
"See, we told you your health care bill was mean. Now the president agrees with us."
A source familiar with the conversation said the Democrat was touching on an issue that remains "hot" among Republicans.