Spicer To Drudge: Obamacare A "Mammoth Thing To Repeal And Replace," Trump Will "Get It Done Right"

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer responds to these tweets from Matt Drudge reprimanding Republican leaders in Congress for being too slow in delivering on their campaign promises. He wondered if they "only know how to be opposition, not lead."

Spicer said that they were working as fast as they could on the "mammoth" task of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Donald Trump's goal "is to get it done right and have an outcome that achieves the goals that it sets out to do. That's it, plain and simple," Spicer said.




"No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts! But Republicans vote to shut Warren? Only know how to be opposition not lead! DANGER... Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!" Drudge tweeted. "Meanwhile, is Obamacare penalty tax still in place?"

"I think it's a mammoth thing to repeal and replace," Spicer said about the Affordable Care Act. "I think -- that there's no question to the president's commitment to doing this. You've heard Speaker Ryan talk about how we're going to - we should be able to have this wrapped up by the end of the year. It's a big bill."

We can either do it quickly as the Democrats did and end up with a monstrosity where premiums go up, access is limited, or we can do it right," Spicer said.







Transcript:

QUESTION: Journalist Matt Drudge tweeted today that the Republican Party should be sued for fraud, basically upset about the lack of any legislation to repeal Obamacare or any tax cut legislation. So what's your message to him and anyone else who's worried about sort of the big push in the beginning -- might be concerned that that momentum is stalling?

SPICER: I -- I think it's hardly stalling. I think it's a mammoth thing to repeal and replace. I think the -- that there's no question the president's commitment to doing this. You've heard Speaker Ryan talk about how we're going to - we should be able to have this wrapped up by the end of the year. It's a big bill. It got jammed through and it was very sweeping, we're talking about 1/5 of our economy.

We can either do it quickly as the Democrats did and end up with a monstrosity where premiums go up, access is limited, or we can do it right. And I think the president, while he wants to get this done as soon as possible and understand what's at stake, he wants to do it right. He understands how important healthcare is to American families and individuals.

And so, his goal is to get it done right and have an outcome that achieves the goals that it sets out to do. That's it, plain and simple.

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