Dealing with skepticism from conservatives and moderates alike, the
Trump is focused on delivering his "repeal and replace" promise and is likely to be flexible on the fine print dividing moderate and conservative
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Wednesday night after the rally, Trump said he expected to get a health care bill through, adding: "It's going to get all mixed up and we're going to come up with something. We always do."
The approach reflects a keen awareness within the
Still, Trump keeps stressing the legislation is far from finished, telling
That approach also has made some allies nervous that the transactional president may be more committed to striking a deal, than passing the legislation as crafted by House Republican Speaker
Trump added: "The bill that I will ultimately sign — and that will be a bill where everybody is going to get into the room and we're going to get it done — we'll get rid of Obamacare and make health care better for you and for your family."
A senior administration official said Wednesday that the
Republican leaders' task of striking a balance on a bill that will appeal to both conservative and moderate
The findings by the nonpartisan
After the CBO released its findings,
"I think he is looking for amendments to be made to make it better," Meadows said, adding that he's been working directly with the administration, not with congressional leadership.
Meadows and Sen.
AP Congressional Correspondent