Trump admits to 'mistake' during Obamacare repeal: report
President Donald Trump, who said in March he doesn't make mistakes, has admitted he made one during the fight to repeal and replace Obamacare.
"There was a mistake. We set a date," said Trump in a recent interview with TIME, referring to the first mid-March deadline that was set for getting a vote on the floor.
"And when we didn't vote, everyone says, 'Trump fails on health care,'" he continued.
The White House faced harsh criticism when the initial Republican health care bill failed to secure enough votes, forcing House Republicans to cancel the vote at the last minute. The House passed a slightly retooled version of the Republican's health care bill in early May -- marking the president's first step toward a major legislative victory.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the bill's failure a "victory."
"What happened on the floor is a victory for the American people — for our seniors, for people with disabilities, for our children, for our veterans," she said.
Trump first blamed Democrats for the bill's initial failure. "Look, we got no Democratic votes. We got none, zero," he said speaking with the New York Times.
Later the president shifted the blame to conservative Republicans. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!"