Trump's health care strategy: Freedom Caucus or Dems
In an interview published this afternoon, President Trump tells the Financial Times that he'll get a health care deal "one way or another" — either an Obamacare repeal-and-replace deal with the Freedom Caucus, or with the Democrats "if I go the second way." He talks up the fact that GOP negotiations are going on "as we speak", but seems to concede that a deal with the Democrats would be less than repeal:
"I will get the Democrats if I go the second way. The second way, which I hate to see, then the Freedom Caucus loses so big and I hate to see that ... [W]e will have in my opinion not as good a form of healthcare, but we are going to have a very good form of healthcare and it will be a bipartisan form of healthcare."