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Trump Called House Health Care Bill 'Mean' in Meeting With Senators: Sources

But when the bill passed last month, Trump took a victory lap with House members at the White House

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    President Donald Trump may have a second chance to repeal and replace Obamacare after two key Republican lawmakers announced support for the bill. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Rep. Billy Long (R-Missouri) both left an Oval Office meeting in support of the bill, after both came out against the bill this week. (Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

    President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday they had his support to change the "mean," House-passed health care bill, NBC News reported.

    "He talked about making sure we have a bill that protects people with pre-existing conditions and helps people. We talked a little bit about the tax credit to make that work for low income elderly people," Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who attended the meeting, said. "And he certainly is fine with us taking a different direction with what the house did."

    Multiple senators said they told Trump their concerns, and he encouraged them to work out their differences. Two Senate aides whose bosses attended the meeting said Trump characterized the first bill as "mean."

    After the House passed its bill last month, Trump took a victory lap, holding a news conference in the Rose Garden flanked by members of Congress whom he praised for passing a "great plan."

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