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Trump Now Open to ‘Repeal Now’ and ‘Replace Later’ on Health Care Debate

After Republican senators have faced extreme difficulty in finding an avenue for passage of their health care bill, President Donald Trump released a new statement Friday morning backing off his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act while “essentially simultaneously” replacing it with a better option.

On January 11, during the presidential transition, Trump said in a speech:

“We’re going to be submitting as soon as our secretary is approved, almost simultaneously — shortly there after — a plan, it will be repeal and replace. It will be essentially simultaneously. It will be various segments, you understand, but will be most likely on the same day or the same week but probably the same day, could be the same hour.”

In the most recent action, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the health care bill from a procedural vote after it failed to receive enough support within his own conference, and the majority leader will reportedly be making another attempt after the July 4 recess.

Just a day ago, President Trump promised a “big surprise” with regard to health care.

Trump hosted a White House meeting earlier this week with GOP senators where he said, “We’re getting very close” to passing the health care plan.”

However, the president also said, “If we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like. And that’s okay, and I understand that very well.”