Trump: "Let Obamacare Fail," I'm Not Going To Own It

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President Trump said Tuesday he will just let Obamacare fail and wait for Democrats to come to Republicans to fix it. Trump said Republicans are not going to own it.

"We'll just let Obamacare fail. We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you that the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us and are going to say how do we fix it, how do we fix it, or how do we come up with a new plan?" Trump said.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We've had a lot of victories, but we haven't had a victory in health care. We're disappointed. I am very disappointed because, again, even as a civilian, for seven years I've been hearing about health care and I've been hearing about repeal and replace, and Obamacare is a total disaster...

Let Obamacare fail then everybody is going to have to come together and fix it and come up with a new plan and a plan that is good for the people with much lower premiums, much lower costs, and much better protection. I've been saying that, Mike, I think you'll agree that I've been saying for a long time, let Obamacare fail. It will be a lot easier.

And I think we're probably in that position where we'll just let Obamacare fail. We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you that the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us and are going to say how do we fix it, how do we fix it, or how do we come up with a new plan?

So we'll see what happens. There are some other things going on right now as we speak. But I am disappointed because for so many years I've been hearing repeal and replace. I'm sitting in the Oval Office right next door pen in hand waiting to sign something, and I'll be waiting and eventually, we're going to get something done and it's going to be very good. But Obamacare is a big failure and it has to be changed. We have to go to a plan that works.

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