Many conservatives were less than enamored with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s version of healthcare reform, which obviously led to its eventual demise.
But despite efforts from the Left to pin the blame on President Trump, most in the know aren’t buying it. After all, it’s ultimately up to Congress, not the president, to pass legislation.
Granted, the president didn’t get the deal he was hoping for, but he’s not giving up either, and conservative radio host (and former NeverTrumper) Mark Levin had some high praise for Trump’s Friday comments on the bill’s failure.
From Trump’s statement:
So what would be really good with no Democrat support – if the Democrats, when it explodes, which it will soon – if they got together with us and got a real health care bill, I’d be totally open to it. And I think that’s going to happen. I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they own Obamacare. They own it – a hundred percent own it. And this is not a Republican health care. This is not anything but a Democrat health care. And they have Obamacare for a little while longer, until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future.
And just remember. This is not our bill. This is their bill. When they all become civilized and get together and try and work out a great health care bill for the people of this country, we’re open to it. We’re totally open to it. I want to thank the Republican Party. I want to thank Paul Ryan. He worked very, very hard. I will tell you that. He worked very, very hard.
On his Friday radio program, Levin called Trump’s comments “outstanding,” adding that they also showed “enormous humility.”
“I thought the president’s comments today were actually outstanding,” Levin said. “And he showed enormous humility. And this guy doesn’t give up. I mean he said okay, we’ll fight another day. In essence, he said that events will reach a point where this will have to be resolved, and when it reaches that point I’m here. ‘Mark, that’s not leadership!’ [you might say] But it kind of is. I’m not making a comparison. It is the way that Dwight Eisenhower managed. When things reach a certain point, they’ll be knocking on my door and we can figure things out.”
Making the salient point that Trump “is not a dictator,” Levin insisted that Trump’s mistake was getting behind the bill in the first place.
Listen to the longer segment below:
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