Former Republican congressman and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough blasted President Trump early Tuesday for failing to get the Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan passed in the Senate, stating “it’s much easier to stamp your name on buildings” than getting “significant legislation passed.”
“What he’s actually finding is, as somebody said earlier this morning, that it’s much easier to stamp your name on buildings, on steaks and on online university courses than it is to actually reason Washington, D.C. And get significant legislation passed,” Scarborough said to his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, on “Morning Joe.”
“And this was quite the failure, Mika, after he continued to promise he was going to get it done,” he continued.
“You remember the Rose Garden celebration a couple of months ago? The president forgot that you have to pass it through the House and the Senate. So this is doubly humiliating for him this morning.”
This comes as President Trump and Senate Republicans adopt a new strategy: “a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay.”
However, Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Susan Collins (Maine) have already announced their opposition to their party’s latest effort to repeal Obamacare, leaving the bill on the brink of collapse just hours after it was announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said early Tuesday he would need to review the bill, but told reporters that a repeal-only bill “will add to more uncertainty.”