Appearing on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” President Donald Trump called on Congress to produce health care legislation that will do away with what he said is "the dead carcass of ObamaCare." He said that he hopes that bipartisanship will flourish and that Congress can pass legislation that "everybody's happy with."
News host Pete Hegseth asked the president about the Democrats' message of resistance. Trump observed, "I saw [Sen. Charles] Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticizing the bill a couple of weeks ago - and he had no idea what was in the bill... The Republican senators didn't know because it wasn't released."
As for the Democrats as a whole, Trump said “They’ve become obstructionists,” and asserted that Americans do not what further opposition to his political agenda. As for specific opponents, Trump said of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that she is "highly overrated" as a spokesperson for liberal "resistance." The president said that Warren has lost credibility because of her displays of "anger and hostility" in public forums.
Fiscal conservatives in the Republican caucus, such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have declared their opposition to health care reform proposals that do not eliminate key elements of Obamacare. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) want more attention focused on reforming Medicaid. Trump said that he wants to see a “bill with heart” but acknowledged that there is but a “narrow path” towards legislation that will satisfy all sides. "We don't have much of a choice, too. Because, the alternative is the dead carcass of ObamaCare," he said.