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Trump says health-care bill not dead, touts Republican unity

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         Trump says health-care bill not dead, touts Republican unity

President Donald Trump signaled Sunday that he wasn’t abandoning efforts to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, invoking unity within the same Republican Party he threatened just last week to purge of dissident lawmakers.

“Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of Obamacare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!” according to message posted on Twitter on Sunday by Trump. He added: “Talks on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare are, and have been, going on, and will continue until such time as a deal is hopefully struck.”

The GOP health-care bill collapsed in the House late last month, when Republican leaders failed to secure enough support to bring it to the floor. Although some Republicans have said they hoped to revive it, leaders for now want to address other agenda items, notably a rewrite of tax policy.

Trump’s tweet marks another shift in the roller-coaster rhetoric from the president following the failure of the Republican health-care push. After initially blaming Democrats for the bill’s fate, Trump later lashed out at conservatives and floated the idea of working with Democrats to craft a compromise.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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