President Trump briefly mentioned the collapse of the Senate GOP's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday afternoon at a speech about MS-13 in Long Island.
"We need more resources from Congress and we're getting them," the president said. "Congress is opening up and doing a job."
He mentioned: "They should have approved health care last night, but you can't have everything."
"Boy oh boy, they have been working on that one for seven years," he continued. "Can you believe that? Seven years!"
"The swamp," he explained. "But we'll get it done."
He concluded: "We're going to get it done. I said from the beginning: Let Obamacare implode and then do it. I turned out to be right. Let Obamacare implode."
His full remarks addressing Obamacare:
TRUMP: They should've approved health care last night, but you can't have everything, boy oh boy. They've been working on that one for seven years, can you believe that? The swamp -- but we'll get it done. We're going to get it done.
You know, I said from the beginning, "Let Obamacare implode, and then do it." I turned out to be right. Let Obamacare implode.
Trump tweeted his thoughts on how the Senate should handle it in the future:
If Republicans are going to pass great future legislation in the Senate, they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
...Even though parts of healthcare could pass at 51, some really good things need 60. So many great future bills & budgets need 60 votes....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017