Trump faces backlash over comment: 'I never said' repeal Obamacare within '64 days'

President Trump is facing backlash over a comment he made during an Oval Office press conference on Friday following the collapse of the House health care bill that was intended to repeal Obamacare.

At one point he told reporters, "I guess I'm here, what, 64 days? I never said 'repeal and replace Obamacare,' you've all heard my speeches. I never said, 'repeal it and replace it within 64 days.' I have a long time."

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However, Jonathan Lemire with the Associated Press tweeted part of the president's quote along with the comment, "He repeatedly said he would do it 'day one' of his term."

Meanwhile, ThinkProgress posted a list of 68 times Trump promised to repeal Obamacare including at least four instances where he mentioned doing it immediately.

As early as February last year, he reportedly said in New Hampshire, "...from day one I've been talking about we're going to repeal and replace Obamacare...from day one, we're going to do it..."

In September, he is quoted as saying, "On my first day in office, I am going to ask congress to send me a bill to immediately repeal and replace...Obamacare."

And the following month, Trump remarked during a rally in Sanford, Florida, "My first day in office, I am going to ask Congress to put a bill on my desk getting rid of this disastrous law and replacing it with reforms that expand choice, freedom, affordability."

Despite the bill's failure, the president suggested he would be open with working with Democrats on a revised plan, notes the Washington Post.

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