Um...Did Donald Trump Ask Chuck Schumer for Help on Healthcare?
The budding bromance between Donald Trump and Cryin' Chuck Schumer (as Trump calls him) has at the very least raised a few eyebrows (see Hot Mic Catches Chuck Schumer Saying Donald Trump “Likes Me”! and Report: Trump Cuts Deal with Schumer/Pelosi on DACA. But NOT the Wall ). Which brings me to this story about Trump allegedly calling Schumer to ask for help on reforming health care.
President Trump telephoned Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday in an effort to revive health-care legislation, Republican sources said.
Trump was seeking "a path forward on health care," a GOP source said.
Be smart: The president's call shows he may be open to future deals with Democratic leaders, in the mold of the "Chuck and Nancy" agreements on the debt limit and immigration that he struck in September.
Well wait a second, this is all just he said/he said. We specifically didn't write about the alleged "reports" that Trump might be willing to work with Dems about gun control for this very reason. Obviously this is just the #FAKENEWS media lying about--
I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1507378667.0
Look, right now this is just a phone call. Until they have dinner at the White House or end up putting something on paper, this is all basically just a concept.
But for the love of Jehovah, someone - anyone - sit the President down and tell him there's only thing Chuck Schumer wants; to work on depressing Republican turnout in 2018.
Turnout which is already looking depressed after Congress completely dropped the ball with ObamaCare repeal. Now they've kicked the ball in to oncoming traffic and watched it get run over by a convoy of Priuses.