President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the Republican Party will “soon be known as the party of health care.”
During a visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Trump made comments to reporters about the Mueller investigation and future health care legislation.
“I think it went very high up. It was a disgrace,” Trump said of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. “This will never happen again. We cannot let it ever happen again. It went very high up. And it started fairly low. But with instructions from the high up. This should never happen to a president again. We can’t allow that to take place.”
“The Mueller report could not have been better. It said no obstruction, no collusion, it could not have been better,” he added.
Before leaving, Trump hinted that Republicans would make another attempt to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
“Let me tell you exactly what my message is,” Trump stated. “The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care. You watch.”
Earlier in the day, the president had made a similar statement on Twitter.
The Republican Party will become “The Party of Healthcare!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2019
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White House aides want Trump to stop saying his Ukraine phone call was ‘perfect’: CNN’s Jim Acosta
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"This process that is described and echoed in other depositions is a process that you would expect to read about in a dictatorship, where a leader rules by fiat and his national security team scrambles to find a legal justification and to sell a bill of goods to legislators and the American people about why the president has made a certain decision," said Vinograd.