Due to a shortage of votes Friday, the vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was
postponed, after President Trump asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the "Obamacare" repeal bill from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to pass.
"Obamacare is the law of the land, it will remain the law of the land until it's replaced. We are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," Ryan explained. "I told him that the best thing that I think to do is to pull this bill and he agreed with that decision."
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Introduced earlier this month, the bill, dubbed the "American Health Care Act," was received with staunch criticism from both Democrats and some members of GOP.
Critics of Trump and Ryan critics took to Twitter to delight in the bill's failure.
See more reactions here:
Twitter chuckles at Trumpcare's failure to launch
unsurprisingly, the Trump administration is forcing the GOP to carry this unwanted vote to term
President Trump just called me. Still on phone.
"We just pulled it," he tells me.
“You can’t con people, at least not for long. If you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.” - The Art of The Deal
The Art of the Deal
1. Don’t learn abt the deal
2. Take someone else’s deal
3. Let 3rd party offer worse deal
5. Give up on the deal
I guess if you don't believe in contraceptives, you go for the pull out method. https://t.co/xUWpCQ2GYL
Source says "You can't always get what you want" is playing in the House conference meeting
Trumpcare is very popular. https://t.co/w3xFS3VDEF
Paul Ryan pitching TrumpCare today like https://t.co/bG0NGrEpgl
Key word "living." https://t.co/cE2Wo17dDq
I'm just a bill, 🎵
Yes, I'm only a bill🎵
and I'm sittin' here on-
OH MY GODnoOO0MAKE IT STOP!!!!! https://t.co/bHIwD2LZYx
When it comes to the last 24 hours of #TrumpTruck and #TrumpCare, this is really all I can say... https://t.co/8enuOVdYTV
ooof the kicker on this New York Times story... https://t.co/YO6Wq3k5vK
imagine being angrier about the crowd size at your inauguration than legislation that affects millions of americans… https://t.co/zQatwphDZm
In Paul Ryan's defense, who could get a group this diverse to agree on anything? https://t.co/S1iua7IWpo
"Make empty threats. Ignore everyone. Hire incompetent people to do important jobs. Blow it all off and go golfing." - The Art of the Deal
Hey Republicans, don't worry, that burn is covered under the Affordable Care Act
Some have taken the opportune moment to gloat in Ryan's loss.
And others have relished in the what they feel is an ironic defeat for Trump, esteemed business tycoon and author of "The Art of the Deal," who wasn't able to seal this deal.