This Tuesday, president Donald Trump took Capitol Hill by storm, when, in an attempt to defend the GOP’s plan to overhaul the health care system, warned his party that in the eventuality of the bill not passing the legislation, it can start a huge political crisis!
According to The Washington Post, the president held a closed-door meeting of House Republicans, with just a few days before the bill is expected to be voted on the House floor.
Did Trump make use of his charm? Well, of course!
Like expected, Trump tried his best in order to make sure that the bill will pass, promising some members that they would gain seats in Congress if everything goes alright.
“I’m gonna come after you, but I know I won’t have to, because I know you’ll vote ‘yes,’ ” the president said, referring to Rep. Mark Meadows, according to a lot of Republican lawmakers who participated. “Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks.”
As for Mr. Meadows, he didn’t take these remarks too seriously, declaring that he doesn’t believe that Trump will actually “come after him”. “I didn’t take anything he said as threatening anybody’s political future,” he added.
The president wants to start with a blast
The above mentioned source says that this moment was another example of Donald Trump’s mounting urgency for securing a major legislative victory in the first months of his White House terms, as well as repeal the law that, in some way or another, was considered Barack Obama’s ‘signature move’.
“That’s just the demeanor of this president. He wants to get this bill done,” said Georgia Senator David Perdue, one of Trump’s allies. “I don’t hear that as a threat. It’s a statement of reality.”