Trump demands Republicans pass health care reform

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PV International Desk : US President Donald Trump made a last-ditch bid to salvage a central campaign pledge Wednesday, deploying a mix of threats and charm as he told Republican senators to pass health care reform before their summer break.

With his credibility on the line, Trump told nearly all of the Senate’s 52 Republicans assembled at the White House that they must try again to repeal and replace Obamacare and not leave Washington until they do so.

“My message today is very simple,” Trump told the group of stony-faced lawmakers, many of whom face significant pressure from voters back home to oppose Trump’s unpopular plan to overhaul his predecessor’s signature health care legislation.

“We have to stay here, we shouldn’t leave town, we have to hammer this out and not leave town.”

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