THE ART OF THE DEAL? Trump’s ultimatum: If vote fails, Obamacare stays.
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has just laid down a gauntlet to House Republicans on behalf of President Trump: pass this bill, or Obamacare remains in place.
Members of the conservative Freedom Caucus want more concessions but, according to Mulvaney, Trump will not negotiate further.
The president demanded a vote tomorrow, and now it appears he will get it. He is all but daring Republicans to vote no.
Nancy Pelosi didn’t allow a final vote on ObamaCare until she knew, privately, that she had enough to win. Is the GOP leadership or caucus that disciplined?