President Donald Trump on Monday touted his administration’s legislative achievements while chastising Democrats for being "obstructionist," saying that even if he and the Republicans had "greatest bill in the history of the world on health care," it would still fail to garner any votes from Senate Democrats.
Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, the president said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price have been working on the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, a signature campaign promise of Trump’s that has met with roadblocks in Congress.
But the president also chastised Democrats for being "obstructionist” – a common line of attack from Trump – saying Republicans will have "zero backing from the Democrats."
He additionally stressed the need to "starve the beast" of Obamacare in order to garner more public support for the Republican-backed bill.
The House passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in early May, but the Senate is still in the process of passing a similar bill.