Reality is finally dawning on Barack Obama that his signature healthcare law will soon be history.
The former president reportedly told President Donald Trump in a letter that he will support the repeal of Obamacare if Trump is able to replace it with something better.
Trump made the revelations during a bipartisan meeting with eight top House and Senate leaders on Monday, the Daily Mail reported. Trump showed lawmakers the letter, but refused to disclose details.
“I just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama,” Trump said. “It was really very nice of him to do that.”
Handwritten letters from former presidents to incoming commanders-in-chief are usually kept private until after the new president’s term ends. The letters are then stored by the National Archives and Records Administration.
One of President Trump’s top campaign promises was to provide a better and more affordable alternative to Obamacare. Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed an executive order paving the way to repeal Obamacare.
On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly slammed Obamacare as a “fraud.”
“ObamaCare, by the way, was a fraud,” Trump said. “Jonathan Gruber, the architect of ObamaCare, said it was a great lie. President Obama said you keep your doctor, you keep your plan. The whole thing was a fraud, and it doesn’t work.”
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