While hosting the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump responded to reporters’ questions about the Republican health care bill with a few short remarks. However, he did say that the health care bill will be a big surprise for everyone.
Talking to the group of baseball players who have just won the World Series, he asked, “Does anybody want to see the Oval Office?” the players laughed and replied affirmatively. Referring to the press, he said, “We’ll leave them behind.”
“And just to do a little official business,” Trump said to the reporters, “health care is working along very well.”
“We’re gonna have a big surprise with a great health care package,” he told them, “now they’re happy.”
“We’re gonna have a great, great surprise,” he said, as he walked away while reporters threw questions at him about the supposed surprise.
On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced that he had come up with a break through idea with president; splitting up the bill so it can easily pass through Congress.
The Republicans’ health care bill narrowly passed the House of Representatives, however, the Senate then decided to draft their own all over again.
The way the bill is being drafted has been criticized from both sides. Conservative Republicans are of the opinion that the new bill is simply “Obamacare lite” as it doesn’t really repeal Obamacare, while Democrats say the bill can prove to be dangerous and will literally kill thousands of Americans.
According to Bette Midler, the bill is equal to Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian dictator, killing his own citizen with toxic sarin gas.
Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) also claimed that the House of Representatives’ version of the bill would go on to bring “death, pain, and suffering.”