Trump: Obama will back Obamacare replacement if it's a 'better plan'


President Donald Trump has made the repealing of Obamacare a top priority of his presidency, and during an interview on FOX News Thursday night he revealed new details on discussions he's had with former president Barack Obama about the healthcare law.

"President Obama told me something that I thought was terrific," Trump said to FOX News' Sean Hannity. Obama, according to Trump, told him that if he was able to "come up with a better plan, and could get a better plan approved," then Obama would support the new law.

"I actually believe he means that," Trump continued.

Trump also said he believes his Obamacare replacement plan will be a "much better plan." "I think we are going to have a cheaper plan. I think it's going to be a lot less expensive," said Trump.

President Trump's first executive action was aimed at rolling back the Affordable Care Act, the signature healthcare law from Obama's first presidential term.

Trump rustled some Republican feathers a week ago when he claimed to be nearing completion of a plan to replace Obamacare with the goal of "insurance for everybody."

He later walked back those remarks saying, "Well, we want people taken care of ... There will be nobody dying on the streets in a Trump administration."

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