President Donald Trump lamented that he’ll be "very angry" if the Republican effort to repeal Obamaca collapses.
“I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset,” Trump said on the possibility of the bill to repeal Obamacare failing, adding, “but I’m sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk. I hope they do it.”
Trump’s comments were excepts from an interview with televangelist Pat Robertson of CBN News out Wednesday. The full interview is set to air on the 700 Club Thursday.
His comments to Robertson stand in contrast to his earlier statement in late June on the GOP’s bill, when he noted that "if we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like, and that’s okay."
Trump noted how often Republicans have touted repealing the landmark 2010 health care bill.
“They’ve been promising it for years. They’ve been promising it ever since Obamacare which is failed,” Trump said. “It’s a failed experiment. It is totally gone. It’s out of business and we have to get this done.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to win support from several moderate Republicans and key conservatives in the coming days. He announced Tuesday that the Senate would stay in session through the first two weeks of August, shortening the summer recess considerably.
“He’s got to pull it off. Mitch has to pull it off,” Trump said of the Kentucky Republican. “He’s working very hard. He’s got to pull it off."