Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump delivers statement on healthcare, urges Republicans to vote to repeal Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering critique of the Affordable Care Act at the White House on Monday and ratcheted up the pressure on Senate Republicans to keep their campaign promise to repeal and replace the law.

Speaking on the eve of the Senate’s critical vote that could seal the fate of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, Trump drew on the stories of struggle of Americans who joined him at the White House to remind Republicans of their seven year-old promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

“For the last seven years, Republicans have been united in standing up for Obamacare’s victims. Remember repeal and replace, repeal and replace, they kept saying it over and over again. Every Republican running for office promised immediate relief from this disastrous law,” Trump said.

“We, as a party, must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace.

“But so far, Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare. They now have a chance however to hopefully — hopefully — fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time and that is through replacement of a horrible, disaster known as Obamacare,” Trump added.

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