Obamacare : Donald Trump gives up his project of reform


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Published the 18.07.2017 at 13h06



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This is a major setback for President of the United States. Donald Trump has resolved on Monday to scrap its plan to reform Obamacare, the priority since taking office.

After a first failure in the month of march, it was passed narrowly in the month of may in the House of representatives, republican majority. The text was in the Senate, and the battle was even more fierce, even if the President’s party occupied 52 of the 100 seats in the upper house of the u.s. Congress.

It was sufficient in effect of few defections to block any chance of passing the reform, in the face of a camp democratic kingdom. And dropouts that were feared came from Mike Lee (Utah) and Jerry Moran (Kansas), who said on Monday their opposition to the reform.

Republicans divided

More than a setback, the failure of Donald Trump is a small humiliation. A few hours before the announcement of the two senators, he had promised to “surprise” the Americans. “We are on track to get there, ensured it. It’s going to be a great day for America. “

But already reduced to the relative majority of 50 senators, after the withdrawal of Rand Paul (Kentucky) and Susan Collins (Maine), the president’s supporters are now in the minority (48 votes), thus making it impossible to cast a vote in their favor.

It is thus his own political camp who loose the billionaire in. New index indicative of the divide within the Republicans, which does not seem to be reduced since the controversial election of Donald Trump.

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