Oh My – Did President Trump Just Transmit a Coded Message?…
Epic. President Trump is dining at Trump International for dinner tonight having left the White House about an hour ago. However, earlier today he sent the following tweet:
Here’s the Judge Jeanine Pirro intro:
Paul Ryan Had A Secret Meeting An Hour After He Killed The Healthcare Bill
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Angry Over Healthcare Fail, Trump Voters Spare Him Blame
26 Mar 2017
The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out – at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.
Only Trump himself was spared their wrath.
Many voters who elected him appeared largely willing to give him a pass on the collapse of his campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, stressing his short time in office.
“Being a businessman, he’ll not take ‘no’ for an answer,” said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from Trinity, Florida, one of the many disappointed Republicans on his weekend softball team. “He’ll get the job done.”
Support for Trump appeared unflagging, from the playing fields of a Republican stronghold in central Florida to the small town diners of North Carolina, the suburbs of Arkansas and the streets of working-class Staten Island in New York City.
Rebellion among members of his own party sealed the failure of Trump’s effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act – known as Obamacare – the signature domestic policy achievement of Democratic former President Barack Obama.
Despite casting himself on the campaign trail as “the best dealmaker there is”, Trump could not save the healthcare bill yanked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Friday in an embarrassing turn of events for them and Trump. Objections among Republican moderates and the party’s most conservative lawmakers left leaders short of the votes needed for passage, with Democrats unified in opposition.
“He can’t wave a magic wand,” said Ramona Bourdo, 70, a retired nurse, eating breakfast at a McDonald’s in suburban Little Rock, Arkansas. “I’ve not lost confidence in him.”
Still, the barista at the Grind Cafe in Morganton, North Carolina, who cannot afford his own insurance and remains on his parents’ plan, felt Trump shared responsibility in the debacle.
“I think it’s partially his fault,” said Joel Martin, a 21-year-old Republican and Trump supporter. “I don’t think he has enough personal knowledge to do what he needs to do to get a healthcare bill through Congress.”
His hometown, population 17,000, sits within the heavily rural congressional district of Representative Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican whose opposition as the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus helped sink the bill.
Sharing in the frustration of loyal Republicans was 82-year-old Jeanette Madison, a registered independent in the New York City borough of Staten Island, who voted for Trump.
“I blame the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. They are a bunch of bastards. I’m just fed up,” she said, apologizing for colorful language as she walked her dog down a city street.
LESSONS TO LEARN
In Florida’s Pasco County, where Trump’s stronger-than-expected showing helped to seal his victory in the largest U.S. battleground state, some fans seized on the silver lining.
Neighbors Patti Niehaus, a Democrat, and Margie Hahne, a Republican, agreed that Trump may have needed last week’s crash course in governing, having never before held elected office.
“You can’t just go and tell people what to do like he’s used to doing,” said Hahne, 74. “Trump’s got to learn a lot.”
Bridging Tampa’s booming suburbs and still rural parts of central Florida, Pasco County lies in a politically decisive swing region of the state along the Interstate 4 highway corridor linking Tampa and Orlando.
Trump won 58.4 percent of the vote in the mostly white, working- and middle-class county, surpassing the past two Republican presidential candidates by tens of thousands of votes.
His pledge to end Obamacare helped to sway Kelle DeGroat, a 37-year-old nurse, a Republican who is open to other parties.
“I thought there was a good plan the way he talked,” said DeGroat, still confident in Trump’s ability to make reform happen. “I was shocked that it didn’t pass.”
Other Republicans applauded their leaders for returning to the drawing board, with polls showing the derailed healthcare plan to be unpopular following predictions that it would jeopardize or increase the cost of insurance for millions.
Lisa Collins, a 53-year-old teacher with two adult children benefiting from Obamacare, for the first time started calling the region’s elected representatives to voice her opposition.
“This is a success that the party listened,” said Collins, a Republican who did not support Trump. “To me, that’s amazing. They represented the average normal guy, the small guy.”
President Trump pulled the healthcare bill after it fell short of the votes needed to pass. The ‘Ryancare’ replacement of Obamacare was hugely unpopular and left the Republicans divided.
So… Did President Trump give Paul Ryan just enough rope to hang himself?
The Gateway Pundit speculates,
It is no secret that Paul Ryan has contempt for President Trump and is working to sabotage him. This may Trump’s plan to have Paul Ryan ousted and replaced.
It is a mixed bag of emotions today after the Obamacare repeal failed to pass. The replacement, dubbed ‘Ryancare’ was highly unpopular and often referred to as ‘Obamacare 2.0’. Of course we want Obamacare repealed, however; we don’t want another big government solution to replace it. Today’s ‘failure’ may have paved the path to a conservative solution.
Many people are now speculating why Donald Trump seemed to support this unpopular solution. It did fall on Paul Ryan’s shoulders as he gave a press conference afterwards looking very defeated. Calls for his resignation are getting louder and louder.
President Trump knows that with Paul Ryan as House Speaker, he won’t be able to accomplish any of his goals. He knows that Paul Ryan is working against him at every turn. This may have been the perfect set up to have Paul Ryan replaced.
Breitbart also reported on an author who predicted this..
Exactly two weeks ago, this author predicted the defeat of the American Health Care Act – and explained it was a step towards the final, actual deal that will repeal and replace Obamacare.
President Donald Trump faces three irreconcilable factions: the GOP establishment, conservatives, and Democrats. He must bring them together — to “deliver the goods,” a key rule in The Art of the Deal. But first he must show them “the downside” — and convince them they will fail on their own.
So he let them make the first move — and he exposed two things about them: first, that they had not come up with a plan that was ready for prime time; second, that they had not done any of the political legwork necessary to sell their plan to voters.
Trump gave Speaker Paul Ryan and the House Republican leadership enough rope to hang themselves. Instead of dictating terms to him, they will now depend on him to save them, politically. They must accept whatever plan he will put forward.
But Trump will not make the next move. He will let the conservatives move first. They are the big winners in the first round — much more so than the Democrats, who are enjoying the spectacle of Republican dysfunction but have no role to play yet.
The conservatives will proceed with their demand for a full repeal of Obamacare. And then they will face the ire of voters who are deeply unhappy with Obamacare but upset about losing the paltry, expensive health insurance they currently have.
That, too, will strengthen Trump, and convince conservatives they need his leadership.
Mulvaney: Trump will pick up Obamacare when it fails and Dems are blamed
Mar 26, 2017 By
President Trump will return to the effort to replace Obamacare when the law fails and Democrats are blamed, his budget director said Sunday.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said that Obamacare is “going to break,” at some undetermined point in the future. At that time, Trump will again try to push replacement legislation.
When it does fail, Mulvaney added, “the Democrats will be blamed for it,” because the failure Friday of replacement legislation means that Obama alone is to blame for the performance of the healthcare system.
For now, the White House is moving on to other agenda items. But that’s not a capitulation, Mulvaney argued Sunday, saying that the White House left “no stone unturned” trying to win over Republicans on the replacement legislation. And the administration’s stance is still that Obamacare “must be removed,” Mulvaney said. “It must be repealed and replaced.”
Asked why Trump failed to see the legislation through after depicting himself as a negotiator, Mulvaney responded that Washington, D.C. is more “rotten” than Trump realized.
“What happened is Washington won,” Mulvaney said of the healthcare debacle. “Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought.”
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