Spicer Leaves No Daylight Between Ryan, Trump On Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump says he is'working hard to get the votes his party needs to repeal and replace Obamacare tomorrow

President Donald Trump says he is'working hard to get the votes his party needs to repeal and replace Obamacare tomorrow

Republicans emerging from the closed-door meeting Thursday said they will vote Friday afternoon even though leadership is still trying to secure the votes.

"But at the end of the day, this isn't a dictatorship".

Zeke Miller of Time asked if the process has humbled the president. The President said that Ryan should keep his job, regardless of the bill's fate.

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The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful. Salon's Simon Maloy had a helpful piece yesterday noting that Spicer, during his tenure at the RNC past year, repeatedly said the opposite of what he's saying now. In other words, based on this reporting, the bill had very little chance of success.

Democrats have correctly called the Republican health care plan a tax cut bill, but it is the first piece of a larger puzzle that involves redistributing wealth to the top.

One reporter questioned the wisdom of holding a vote if the administration knows that the bill won't pass.

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Spicer then echoed Trump's earlier comments by saying Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, will move on from healthcare for now and focus on tax reform - another one of Trump's campaign promises.

"The point that I am making is that when you use a term like associate, and you use all these subjective terms, there's a reason that you are doing it, which is because you do not have anything concrete", Spicer said.

Watch a live stream of the press briefing below.

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