President Trump predicted Monday night that he would help push the troubled Obamacare repeal bill over the finish line this week, but said Republicans need to come together, and tried to entice them by saying nothing can get done on tax reform until Congress first passes a bill to reform healthcare, the Washington Examiner reported.
Speaking at a rally in Kentucky, Trump said he was ready to work with Republican leaders who support the bill, but also lawmakers like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Paul opposes the bill, but Trump said he likes Paul “a lot.”
“And I look forward to working with him so we can get this bill passed, in some form, so that we can pass massive tax reform, which we can’t do until this happens,” Trump said.
“So we gotta get this done before we can do the other,” he explained. “In other words, we have to know what this is before we can do the big tax cuts. We gotta get it done for a lot of reasons, but that’s one of them.”