Donald Trump will have lunch with Republican senators on Wednesday – all 52 of them – following the previous day’s ugly demise of a bid to repeal and replace the Obamacare law.
‘I will be having lunch at the White House today with Republican Senators concerning healthcare. They MUST keep their promise to America!’ the president tweeted mid-morning.
‘The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime,’ he added. ‘The Dems scream death as OCare dies!’
The president, one West Wing official said Wednesday morning, is ‘completely out of patience’ with Republicans who ‘can’t seem to figure out how to keep the most important promise of their careers. It’s f***ing maddening.’
By laying down Wednesday’s marker, Trump seemed to blithely ignore Tuesday’s tumult that had left his plans in shambles following a trio of defections that doomed the final option in the GOP’s playbook.