Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill

U.S. President, Donald Trump (© Greg Nash)

President Trump spent Thursday and Friday calling senators to mobilize support for GOP healthcare legislation.

Trump called Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) on Thursday, and has been in contact with several other senators, Reuters reported Saturday.

Cruz was one of four conservative senators who announced their opposition to the bill in a statement Thursday.

“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor,” the statement said.

Trump is expected to be in contact with more senators in the coming days. On Friday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump is optimistic about getting the bill passed.

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Source: News Now/ The Hill

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