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Trump criticizes Congress for failure to pass healthcare bill

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:57

U.S. President Donald Trump expresses dismay that the Senate tried to repeal his predecessor's healthcare program overnight but failed to do so. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump expressed dismay on Friday (July 28th) that the Senate tried to repeal his predecessor's healthcare program overnight but failed to do so, saying lawmakers had been working on it for seven years but "we're going to get it done." "They should have approved healthcare last night, but you can't have everything," Trump told law enforcement officers in Brentwood, New York, on Long Island during a speech on ending gang violence. "Boy, oh boy, they've been working on that one for seven years, can you believe that? The swamp. But we'll get it done. We're going to get it done," Trump continued. The seven-year Republican quest to scrap Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80-year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast the deciding vote in the dramatic early-morning showdown on the Senate floor as a bill to repeal key elements of Obamacare was defeated, 51-49, dealing Trump a crushing political setback.

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Trump criticizes Congress for failure to pass healthcare bill

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 00:57