Trump is shooting himself in the foot on healthcare: CNN panel
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he wanted to overturn Obamacare, but failed to provide a plan to replace it. While talking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Trump said that GOP will be known as the "party of health care."


"The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care. You watch," Trump said.

"It is a political gift for Democrats looking to move on from the Mueller report capitalizing on the announcement and unveiling a new health care plan of their own. It could define the 2020 race," CNN host Brianna Keilar said.

"It makes you wonder why President Trump would do this," she added. "He has his victory lap. He is celebrating and then restarting the fight on health care."

"It's certainly a gift. Nobody can deny that," Republican John James said. "I have spoken with the president. He wants the Republican Party to be part of that. I believe it is a necessity. We need to make sure we cover preexisting conditions and we also need to make sure we are doing so in a matter that the patients and doctors have power."

"They are asking the courts to throw 23 million people off their health care with nothing to replace it," Former Bill Clinton advisor Paul Begala said.

"It's not a winning issue for Republicans," CNN political analyst Kristen Powers said. "Even when they were in control of Congress they weren't coming up with plans. They weren't coming up with plans to cover preexisting conditions. They weren't coming up with plans to keep people on their parent's health care."

Powers added, "It has never been a priority for them. When voting to repeal they didn't have a plan. I think voters know that and they know Democrats are the ones proactively running on this as they did in 2018."

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