In his first tweet addressing the failure of the health care bill, Trump urged supporters not to worry because he believed the Affordable Care Act would eventually collapse.
The comments echoed remarks Trump made in the Oval Office Friday shortly after the bill failed, in which he blamed Democrats and said the Affordable Care Act would eventually fail. Republicans have helped create many of the problems with Obamacare.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called Trump an “evil man” for hoping Obamacare would fail.
Trump never attempted to work with Democrats in crafting the Republican plan that failed.
The failure of the bill marked a significant setback for Republicans, who have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act several times since it was enacted in 2010. Yet they could not agree in the end on an alternative to replace it.
“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” he said. “I don’t know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land.”
More than 20 million people stood to lose their health insurance if the bill was repealed.