Mar 24, 2017

With Trumpcare dead, the president moves on to tax reform

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President Trump delivered remarks nearly an hour after he called off the vote on the Obamacare repeal and replace plan. Next on the agenda following the GOP's health care failure is tax reform, said Trump.

Trump said the votes were "very close": "Maybe 10-15 votes." Added, "We had no support from the Democrats. They weren't going to give us a single vote."

Open to a new health care bill: "I'd be totally open" to getting together with the Democrats to create a new health care bill, said Trump. "Whenever they're ready we're ready."

The losers: "I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Now they own it... Obamacare will unfortunately explode it's going to be a very bad year."

Trump's role in the failure: "I worked as a team player... and I would've loved to have seen it passed... I think this was a very good bill, but I think [the next one] will be even better."

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Yes, but: This crisis also has moments we’ve never seen before — and some historians and experts say the differences suggest that 2020 doesn't compare well at all.

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Yes, but: Some states are still recording stagnant or rising amounts of hospitalizations.

Updates: George Floyd protests continue past curfews

Protesters on Tuesday evening by the metal fence recently erected outside the White House. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Largely peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued Tuesday night across the U.S. for the eighth consecutive day.

The latest: Protesters were out en masse after curfews were in force in areas including Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Portland — one of the cities where there was a late-night flash-point between police and protesters.