March 30, 2017 / 3:52 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. House Speaker Ryan understands Trump's frustration on health bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he understood President Donald Trump's frustration with Republicans' failure to agree on healthcare legislation to replace Obamacare.

House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a meeting with leaders of free-market and pro-life organizations to discuss advancing a conservative agenda in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., March 30, 2017.Kevin Lamarque

"It's very understandable that the president is frustrated that we haven't gotten to where we need to go," Ryan told reporters when asked about Trump's tweet saying the conservative House Freedom Caucus was blocking the party's agenda and vowing to fight them if they did not get on board.

Ryan said about 90 percent of Republicans supported the party's healthcare bill and only about 10 percent opposed it.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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