Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, June 15, 2017

President Trump's private comment earlier this week that the House healthcare bill was "mean" is having a lingering, and potentially devastating, effect on his credibility among House Republicans. Members are still talking about Trump's comment, and their frustration that he'd throw them under the bus is likely to damage his ability to negotiate on major items like infrastructure and tax reform. In the House Ways & Means Committee markup today, there was discussion among a couple of Dems and Republican members, with a Democrat saying: "See, we told you your health care bill was mean. Now the president agrees with us." ... A number of members of Congress have told Axios that Trump and Pence lobbied the bill like nothing they'd ever seen, using superlatives such as calling it a "great bill." Members who Trump urged to take a risk and pass the bill are now seeing him turn his back on them.

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Members who Trump urged to take a risk and pass the bill are now seeing him turn his back on them.

Posted by lamplighter at 04

Maybe Donald's mental illness will work for the common good for a change.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-15 05:00 PM | Reply

"...their frustration that he'd throw them under the bus"

You knew what I was when you picked me up.
~DJT

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-15 05:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Members who Trump urged to take a risk and pass the bill are now seeing him turn his back on them."

I guess those House members thought they were special. Now they know they're not.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 12:06 AM | Reply

One member said Trump was on the phone urging people to support it, and "for him to turn around and do this, it's stunning. I can't believe it."

You can't?

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 12:28 AM | Reply

Trump is a scorpion, the world is his frog.

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-06-16 06:45 AM | Reply

#1 Doubtful. Once he takes another dose of Aricept he will embrace the plan again.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-16 07:22 AM | Reply

Doesn't the surprise of House Republicans prove they are too stupid to be in Congress?

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This is one thing he promised BIG on. It is one thing (believe it or not) his voters mostly believe in. And most importantly - his ego is involved. He doesn't want to be mocked like Obama still is - "You can keep your plan. You can keep your Doctor." I believe he does want to repeal and replace it but he wants to replace it and actually improve it UNLIKE the rest of the GOP...

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-16 10:20 AM | Reply

"...but he wants to replace it and actually improve it UNLIKE the rest of the GOP..."

I want to believe that, but I have a real problem, when he initially praised that crap the House passed.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-16 10:26 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Danforth

But then he witnessed how everyone mocked what the House passed. And that even the Reps had no clue what they passed. Again the Don's ego is at stake and he knows this is one that will be remembered a LONG time.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-16 10:36 AM | Reply

"then he witnessed how everyone mocked what the House passed."

That doesn't sound like he cares about the bill as much as he cares about what people say about him regarding the bill.

"Don's ego is at stake"

Bingo.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-16 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I believe he does want to repeal and replace it but he wants to replace it and actually improve it UNLIKE the rest of the GOP...
#8 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

If you believe this, you are naive. He wants to be praised. That's what he wants out of the bill. That is all.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 11:06 AM | Reply

Drumpf is a the worst kind of used car salesman. He will promise the moon in order to sell you a piece of trash. You bring the piece of trash back because it breaks down in a week and he pretends not to remember you. There are lemon laws on the books because of people like BLOTUS.

I doubt Drumpf was curious enough to have Jared make a one page, nine point, large font briefing document with killer graphics to learn what is actually in the bill. Tom Price is such a criminal dirtbag, he probably assured Twitler the bill was great, and Drumpf believed him.

This proves that these GOP morons are so entrenched in their little bubble of stupid that they have no idea what Combover Caligula is, and that's scary. Hey GOP THE EMPORER HAS NO CLOTHES!

#13 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-06-16 12:30 PM | Reply

If you believe this, you are naive. He wants to be praised. That's what he wants out of the bill. That is all.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant

I totally agree with that and that is WHY he actually wants it improved - at least improved from the perspective of the majority of people. People want good healthcare that doesn't bankrupt them - that is why he campaigned on it. He made some pretty bold promises in fact. (Not that he hasn't already broke a LOT of those - but think what is Obama mocked for on the ACA?) This is one it isn't just going to be the left saying "I told you so about" it would absolutely PO his core.

He can't stand to be mocked and a healthcare bill that would earn him praise and is totally what he is after and it is totally for ego's sake not because he actually cares about people.

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-16 01:13 PM | Reply

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