Just judging from Donald Trump’s Twitter feed alone, it’s clear that the Republican Party is in big trouble – but White House Correspondent April Ryan revealed how truly devastating the latest failure in the GOP’s health care plan is for conservatives.
In an interview with CNN, Ryan stated that Republicans are in full “meltdown” mode because their latest attempt at Trumpcare has crashed and burned. Ryan said:
I just talked to a Republican source before I came on with you. The source is saying that the GOP is in meltdown about this — about healthcare. Because the president is forcing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote when there is not support for it.”
And apparently, the situation is far worse than we thought:
Many of the president’s supporters are not feeling the new healthcare plan that would affect them and the ways that it would. They are not happy with this. The president is trying to force a vote. He can have all the lunches and meetings that he can call, but when it affects the Senators constituents and affects people, and people are going to these town hall meetings screaming, these senators feel it. That’s why you are hearing from the Rand Pauls and you’re seeing the women pulling away from saying yes to a vote on this new healthcare plan. It’s going to continue to be a downward spiral and he will have to call on the higher powers if he wants to see this passed.”
You can watch Ryan’s full explanation of what’s happening in the GOP below:
This health care fail has been such a disappointment and humiliation to the Republican Party, even Trump’s aides are worried that Trump’s agenda may now be impossible, as a major part of it cannot find support or be fulfilled.
Honestly, Trump only has himself to thank for this. He’s created enemies in the GOP by repeatedly calling them out, being two-faced with his support, and giving them mixed signals. Let’s not forget that Trump had originally celebrated the health care bill, only to call the bill “mean” the next day. He repeatedly betrayed Republicans, and now they refuse to go out of their way for him. He’s created a toxic environment in the GOP, and it’s going to be the death of the Republican Party.
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