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‘The GOP is in meltdown’: April Ryan reveals how badly Republicans are freaking out after Trumpcare failure

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White House Correspondent April Ryan revealed on CNN Wednesday that Republicans are in “meltdown” mode over the recent failure of the GOP healthcare bill known as Trumpcare.

“I just talked to a Republican source before I came on with you,” she revealed. “The source is saying that the GOP is in meltdown about this — about healthcare. Because the president is forcing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote when there is not support for it.”

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She explained that the law about healthcare isn’t about President Donald Trump getting a “win” but it’s about the American people.

“Many of the president’s supporters are not feeling the new healthcare plan that would affect them and the ways that it would,” she continued. “They are not happy with this. The president is trying to force a vote. He can have all the lunches and meetings that he can call, but when it affects the Senators constituents and affects people, and people are going to these town hall meetings screaming, these senators feel it. That’s why you are hearing from the Rand Pauls and you’re seeing the women pulling away from saying yes to a vote on this new healthcare plan. It’s going to continue to be a downward spiral and he will have to call on the higher powers if he wants to see this passed.”

Trump aides have already expressed concern that Trump’s agenda will be impossible in the wake of the healthcare law’s failure.

Jackie Kucinich, D.C. bureau chief for the Daily Beast, noted that the president celebrated with Republicans in the Rose Garden but then the following day attacked their bill as “mean.” Thus, many Republicans aren’t willing to stick their necks out for the bill when they don’t know if Trump will back them up.

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'Republicans are in meltdown mode': April Ryan… by sarahburris

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Donald Trump's top aides on Sunday downplayed the idea of US companies being forced to abandon China any time soon, as an edict from the president ordering businesses to start looking for alternatives has been met with skepticism.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economics advisor Larry Kudlow took to the airwaves from France, where Trump is participating in the G7 summit, to smooth out tensions in the business community prompted by Trump's Friday tweet.

Trump said he has "no plan now" to bring US companies in line, and his aides quickly reinforced the message.

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At the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump announced a major trade deal with Japan and promised more of the same with Britain, once Brexit is done.

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Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.

Deep within the maze of dusty alleys that honeycomb Omdurman, Khartoum's sprawling twin city, Yousef Zamgila's church is not visible from the street.

It is hidden in the courtyard of a friend's home and consists of a few iron benches, a pulpit and crosses hastily painted on pillars holding a corrugated roof.

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