Donald Trump doesn’t think health care is dead.
As the president addressed a room full of senators and their wives during a reception at the White House Tuesday night, he called for Republicans and Democrats to come together to formulate a bill that can pass.
“Here we are, and shockingly, it’s bipartisan,” Trump said. “A lot of people showed up. People we weren’t expecting. I know that we are all going to make a deal on health care. That’s such an easy one. I have no doubt that that’s going to happen very quickly. We have all been promising it — Democrat, Republican — to the public.”
“We are going to be doing a great job,” he continued. “Hopefully it will start being bipartisan because everybody really wants the same thing. We want greatness for this country that we love. I think we are going to have some very good relationships — right, Chuck [Schumer]? I see Chuck. Hello, Chuck.”
Press secretary Sean Spicer said at the briefing earlier that day that there has been some discussion of another health care bill.“Have we had some discussions and listened to ideas? Yes,” Spicer said. “Are we actively planning an immediate strategy? Not at this time.”
“I think there is a discussion that began, as I mentioned yesterday, of a lot of individuals on both sides of the aisle reaching out to both the President and key staff members to share ideas and additional ways forward. So there has been a discussion, and I believe there will be several more.”