President Donald Trump badmouthed former President Obama’s hobbled healthcare bill after the GOP pulled Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill on Friday.
The vote on Ryan’s bill was delayed on Thursday and cancelled on Friday without going to a vote.
“We had no Democrat support,” Trump said during a press conference from the Oval Office on Friday. “We were very close to doing it.”
“Bad things are going to happen to Obamacare… it’s not sustainable,” Trump said. He added that some states will not be covered at all on Obamacare. “2017 will be a very bad year on Obamacare,” he said.
Trump said his administration will now focus on tax cuts and passing tax reform.
“We were very very close, and I think what will happen is Obamacare will explode. It will have a very bad year.”
Trump blamed conservatives and Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, for the bill’s failing to go to a vote.
“We learned a lot about loyalty… I’m disappointed. They’re very good people… They have Obamacare a little while longer until it ceases to exist, which it will,” he said.