This seems to me to be very smart. He’s telling House Republicans – you don’t get a second chance. You either vote to pass this Friday, or you get to keep Obamacare. That’s the choice.
Under heavy pressure from the White House, House Republicans plan to move forward with a vote on a controversial bill that partially repeals and replaces Obamacare, despite lingering concerns from both moderates and far-right conservatives, the Washington Examiner reported.
The message being transmitted from President Trump was that he’s done negotiating and that if the bill fails, he’s prepared to walk away and keep Obamacare in place.
“We have to have a vote tomorrow,” Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., told reporters after a GOP meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday, describing the message being conveyed by White House officials. “[Trump] expects it to pass. But he’s moving on if for some reason it didn’t.”
Collins also said, “Trump is pragmatic. If he can’t get the votes tomorrow he will never get the votes. It’s time to move on. “