One of the largest pieces of Donald Trump’s Contract With America may be a lot closer to reality than many in Washington are willing to admit.
That is, at least according to the President Trump’s senior counsellor Kellyanne Conway, who today defied many of the still-closeted anti-Trump republicans on Capitol Hill during an interview on Fox News. Just how confident is the White House? Conway sounds utterly convinced.
“Despite pushback from several conservative think tanks and Republican lawmakers, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is ‘very confident’ the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill will pass.
“’President Trump is very confident about the passage of the American Health Care Act for many reasons,’ Conway told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on Wednesday. ‘Just yesterday, here in the White House, he and the vice president invited in 35 or so whips from the House to discuss this very issue.’
“The Trump adviser made the comment after Hemmer pointed out that much of the opposition to the House GOP health care proposal — which was introduced Monday by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — has been largely Republican.”
This new healthcare legislation has been a lightning rod for controversy among republicans, many of whom may simply be voicing their concerns surrounding the Trump presidency through opposition to the bill. In either case, Conway and company remain steadfast in their belief that Trump and the GOP can solve the ever-compounding issues that surrounded Barack Obama’s failed Affordable Care Act.
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