President Trump told a gathering of rich donors in North Carolina on Saturday evening that he intends on pushing forward with healthcare reform, but also acknowledge he is facing serious hurdles. With current widespread frustration in the Republican Party about its repeated failure to repeal Obamacare, the president said he wants to restart the talks. But, according to some in attendance for the remarks, he underscored the challenges of getting a majority of support for any legislation in the Senate, noting that a small group of GOP holdouts opposed the repeal efforts.
Trump, appearing at the Greensboro home of Republican Party donor Louis DeJoy, did not pinpoint any lawmakers for criticism, as he has done previously with Arizona Sen. John McCain and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Trump also stayed away from attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump touched on a variety of topics during the fundraiser, including the looming fight over tax reform, his past experiences on the campaign trail, and hurricane relief efforts.
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