How to ‘fix’ the GOP, ‘Make America Great Again’ and ‘Trumpism’
The GOP’s failed attempt to pass a health care bill has become a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.
It has been dubbed the “Trumpcare” debacle.
The legislation, which was the first major legislative effort of the Trump presidency, failed to win over Republicans and Trump supporters who had been deeply unhappy with the legislation’s conservative elements.
The bill was doomed to fail and it became clear the GOP needed a major change to its conservative base.
“There is a reason they call it ‘Trumpcare,'” Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Sunday.
“Because it’s not working.”
The Republican health care plan was a failure, Conway said.
The failure is a testament to how out of touch Republicans are with the American people.
“If you’re not getting on the phone with the public, you’re probably not getting it done,” Conway said on MSNBC.
Conway was responding to a question from host Chuck Todd about the failure of Trumpcare.
“The problem is not that it didn’t pass,” she said.
“It’s that it hasn’t done what it was supposed to do.”
Conway also called the failure a “failure.”
“I think that what the failure means is that the Republicans, the Senate and the House of Representatives, in the last four years, have not been able to do what they were supposed to be doing,” Conway added.
“So I think that’s what the president has been saying for some time, that the failure is the failure, that this is what they failed to do in 2016.”
It has taken two years for the Senate to pass the bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said that it will take until the end of July for the full Senate to vote on the legislation.
But Conway’s claim that it has taken only two years is false.
A new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, shows that the Republican-led Senate has yet to take up a single piece of legislation this year.
The poll also found that a majority of Americans are not interested in any of the Republican plan’s key elements.
In the poll, 60 percent of Americans said they didn’t like the bill and only 34 percent said they approved of the way it is being passed.
That’s compared to 56 percent who approved of McConnell’s plan and 32 percent who said they disapproved.
The House of Representative approved the bill in June and passed it on June 29.
The Senate passed the bill on May 30.
A total of 27 Republican senators have already voted to advance the legislation to the House.
Only three Democratic senators are supporting the bill, which is the only way the bill could be passed in the Senate.
“This is an embarrassment for the Trump administration and the Republican Party,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement on Sunday, after the House passed the House version of the bill last month.
“We have now seen how this flawed legislation will not only cost lives and money, but will ultimately have the reverse effect of making our country less safe.”
The House bill includes provisions that could be seen as further evidence that the House Republican plan is a failure.
One provision allows states to opt out of some Obamacare regulations and impose new requirements.
The GOP plan also includes a provision that would require insurers to cover abortions and contraceptives, while making other provisions that would undermine the Affordable Care Act.
“These are the types of provisions that have been passed in every other major health care reform bill in the past, including in the Affordable Health Care Act,” Rep. John Shimkus (R -Ill.) said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning.
“I know it’s been said before, but it is a very, very hard sell when they say that the American Health Care bill is a success.
This is not a success.”