Pres­i­dent woos Schumer again

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - NATION | WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON — Try­ing to re­vive health care talks, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said Satur­day that he had spo­ken to the Se­nate’s Demo­cratic leader to gauge whether the mi­nor­ity party was in­ter­ested in help­ing pass “great” health leg­is­la­tion.

The an­swer back: Democrats are will­ing to hear his ideas, but scrap­ping the Obama health law is a non­starter.

The pres­i­dent tweeted that he called New York Sen. Chuck Schumer on Fri­day to dis­cuss the 2010 law known as “Oba­macare,” which Trump said “is badly bro­ken, big pre­mi­ums.” Trump said he wanted “to see if the Dems want to do a great Health­Care Bill.”

Schumer said through a spokesman Satur­day that Trump “wanted to make an­other run at re­peal and re­place and I told the pres­i­dent that’s off the ta­ble.” Schumer said that if Trump “wants to work to­gether to im­prove the ex­ist­ing health care sys­tem, we Democrats are open to his sug­ges­tions.”


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