Trump on health care plan: ‘Eventually we’ll win’

President Trump on Sunday afternoon expressed optimism over a Republican-led effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Speaking to reporters on the tarmac of Morristown Municipal Airport, Trump took a jab at Republican leaders who have either come out against or expressed doubt over the latest GOP health-care bill.

“I have been watching for 7 years at the Republicans that have been saying ‘repeal and replace’ and then you have [Arizona Sen.] John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate’s defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE voting ‘no’ for whatever reason,” Trump said, per pool reports. “And by the way, Arizona is one of the biggest beneficiaries.”

Trump went on to say the same for Maine and Alaska, whose Republican senators, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Ryan: Graham-Cassidy ‘best, last chance’ to repeal ObamaCare Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort MORE and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort How Senate relationships could decide ObamaCare repeal MORE, respectively, are also critical to the passage of the bill.

On Friday, Collins said she was “leaning against the bill.”

“So I don’t know what they’re doing, but you know what? Eventually we’ll win, whether it’s now or later,” Trump told reporters on Sunday.

The bill, spearheaded by Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (La.), seemed to be gaining steam this week until late-night host Jimmy Kimmel publicly slammed Cassidy over the plan.

Then, on Friday, McCain said he would vote ‘no’ on the bill.

Trump also took to Twitter on Sunday to advocate for the plan. “Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky are big winners in the Healthcare proposal. 7 years of Repeal & Replace and some Senators not there,” he tweeted.

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