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Trump urges Senate GOP to use "nuke option" to repeal health care law

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Trump tweeted pressing Republican senators not to give up on repealing and replacing President Obama's health care law, Sunday morning.

Trump urged Senators to use the "nuke option" if necessary to achieve 51 votes.

This is a change of tone from Friday when President Trump said Obama's health care plan should be left to "implode," during an address to police officers in New York.

On ABC's "This Week", Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the president wouldn't let "Obamacare" implode.

Price also said that the option to waive the individual mandate was still "on the table."

During CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Senator Susan Collins, R-Main, criticized the president's Tweets on health care.

"I don't think governing by tweet is the right approach," Collins said.

She echoed Senator Lamar Alexander's, R-Tenn., sentiments on comprehensive reform.

Sen Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, said he was ready to move on to other issues after the repeal failed Friday, He called the failed measure "clearly disappointing."

On Saturday, Trump issued a series of Tweets and insisting Republicans should vote again on repeal.

The president threatened to end required payments to insurance companies unless senators repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.



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