Trump, riding high on news of Müller probe, the steps on his own applause lines

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Political reporter Paul Steinhauser breaks, as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign impact on voters in the year 2020.

President Trump is not the first American politician to step on his own applause lines.

The President would be reveling in what will be the best moments of his presidency, on Tuesday afternoon. No indictment by Special Counsel Robert Müller. Mr. Trump, in which the Declaration of a national emergency-for a boundary wall remained in tact. As the President ate Breakfast at the Capitol with Republican senators, house of representatives, stumbled to overwrite to end his veto of a measure, the national state of emergency.


Later on Tuesday, the senators would throw a ballot, which is to start on a procedural vote, debate on the Green New Deal, authored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the roll-call designed to Shine a spotlight on Ocasio-Cortez-the climate change on the blueprint. McConnell wanted to move bait Senate Democrats-vying for the 2020 presidential candidacy in comments to Ocasio-Cortez controversial.

And then the President offered this nugget to reporters as he ducked into the Senate GOP lunch:

“The Republican party will soon be known as part of health care,” boasted Mr Trump.

Excuse the dry cleaning bills by Republican senators who rushed their ties to the drycleaners after almost choking on her Senate bean soup in the luncheon.

This came just hours after the justice Department announced that it will tried, the invalidity of the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court.

“The human cost of this decision will be profound,” suggested Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., a moderate Democrat who represents a state President Trump, won with 42 points, carrying all 55 counties. “Twenty million Americans are left without health insurance on which they are based. To lose the 133 million Americans and 800,000 West Virginians with a pre-existing condition in danger their access to health insurance.”


ObamaCare was never popular. Republicans bristle over the health care law. But the Republicans have a particularly maladroit when it comes to ditching the ACA. Republicans chanting “repeal and replace” for almost a decade. Did you get anywhere. Several efforts to pass a other health fairs bog nod to in the political ditch.

“The President has offered no plan. No,” said House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. “He talks about you. He has nothing to do about it – what is true, so much of the legislation that he has spoken.”

“You just can’t help yourself,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, about the GOP’s newest guests can relax in ObamaCare. “The Republicans have shown their true colors.”

The existence and perseverance of ObamaCare vilified Republicans. There is a reason why the President pulled himself back into the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a few weeks ago on Twitter. Mr Trump never McCain has forgiven at the time of the vote, he took almost two years to crawl up the GOP repealed and replaced effort. McCain’s decision stung President Trump, handed him one of the biggest defeats of his tenure.

“Remember, (President) Trump is of the opinion that the end of ObamaCare is about exacting revenge on McCain,” said a source who asked not to be identified afterwards.

On Wednesday, the President bragged that “if the Supreme court decides that ObamaCare is, we have a plan that is better than ObamaCare.”

But how this is done? Congressional Republicans could never merge their own plans to replace the ACA. All Republicans could agree, was repealed. The GOP house finally muscled by a replacement health care package after a prolonged battle. But it died in the Senate. The President of the implementation of a new plan by the executive order? Declare a national state of emergency, bypassing Congress yet again?

“It is ridiculous. Ridiculous,” reamed Manchin. “Why this administration would go this way, and throws it completely if you could not act irresponsible giving.”

“I’m vehement to search the management, to the ineffectiveness of the entire ACA,” said sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who faces a competitive eligible 2020 re-election in a field of battle. “The answer is to replace the for the administration to work with Congress and submit a plan, and fix the law, not through the courts and try to invalidate it all.”

Perhaps President Trump is just the favor of the usual Republican stance, if it is to take care of the health. Mr Trump has long pushed for the repeal of ObamaCare. And now he is not (yet) a bill to replace it.


This is how things have gone for the Republicans on health care for a while. It explains to drive the private reluctance of many GOPers on the dangerous health path again.

Congressional Republicans have taken ObamaCare to dozens of votes in the last ten years to repeal. But they have closed the business with a package, to successfully address the health-care law.

The Republicans are hoping things might be different under a President Trump.

The GOP is hard at first, with “replace” in the house in the spring of 2017. This was the first time Republicans had played with live ammunition. In other words, it is the consequences for the repeal of ObamaCare. House GOPers had to have something ready to fill the gap. In addition, Republicans had a bill that could actually become law. The Republican brass crack cancel the first action and replace ObamaCare out of the ground after it melted. But the Republicans rallied. The house approved a succession plan for a couple of months later. The measure then died in the Senate, thanks in part to the voice of John McCain.

Democrats will be amazed by this political gift the President gave them. Democrats wanted to change the story according to the Müller-investigation failed to deliver the goods on Mr. Trump and others in his government. Democrats ran on health and pre-existing conditions in contested districts they won in the midterm elections. The Republicans can publicly call a new call to embrace ObamaCare to eliminate it. But many are seething in private.

“This is the party of health care? This Republican y? Come on. You can’t undo all of the health care for ten million. The measures of protection for pre-existing conditions for hundreds of millions. The medication costs for millions of seniors. The protection measures for the millions of young college graduates, and say you’re for health care. You just can’t,” fumed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY

“I’ll make this promise,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., at his weekly press conference on Thursday. “The Republicans will make sure that already existing diseases to be protected.”

But shortly after the conversation with Mr Trump on the phone on Wednesday, the California Republicans pivoted to a tried and true GOP talking that has worked over the years – and then threw in a new one.

“ObamaCare is a mistake,” said McCarthy. “The real fear I have is the Democrats” plan for the ‘Medicare for All.'”

House Republican Conference Chairman Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming., took a similar approach.

“ObamaCare is unconstitutional,” said Cheney. “We see that the Democrats are not pushing this lie that the Republicans want, people with pre-existing conditions.”

Cheney described a possible end of ObamaCare as “a situation of desperation on behalf of the Democrats.”

Cheney said the timing of the announcement particularly bothered, to claim that GOPers remain steadfast in their opposition to ObamaCare. But there are other Republicans rattled.

“We felt confirmed to us,” said a senior House Republican on the conclusion of the Mueller probe. “We have ridden these for a few weeks.”

Fox said that many Republicans fear that voters might blame them, if health care coverage away from millions, not to mention the impact on the economy.

“They destroyed the infrastructure of the health care in this country,” said Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., he served for eight years as President Clinton’s Health and Human Services Secretary. “It would be a disaster for the 100,000 people in my district.”


Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, a sprawling, rural district in Ohio, beset with staggering health care and opioid abuse.

“I’m not going to say to the President, because he said he would repeal ObamaCare,” said Johnson. But the Ohio Republican noted that a GOP house, Senate, and President to repeal failed and replace ObamaCare in 2017 to do after years of promise.

“We missed a Golden opportunity,” said Johnson.


Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., Chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest Block of conservatives in the house. Johnson, the President surprised the Republicans with his ObamaCare, pan said. That is why the RSC legislation to fill the void wanted to prepare, if ObamaCare is ruled unconstitutional.

“The Congress will not allow that to 40 million people go without health care,” said the Louisiana Republican.

So, the President was high after the news of the completion of the Mueller investigation. And then Mr. Trump stepped on his own applause lines.

“In the South, to put it another way,” said a senior Democratic legislator, who asked not to be identified. “He stepped on his own” appendage.'”

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