Following the embarrassment of pulling the Republican plan to replace Obamacare on Friday just minutes before a full House vote, President Donald Trump vowed via a broadcast message from the Oval Office to let Obamacare “explode” and make Democrats own it.
“So what would be really good with no Democrat support — if the Democrats, when it explodes, which it will soon — if they got together with us and got a real health care bill, I’d be totally open to it. And I think that’s going to happen,” Trump said. “I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they own Obamacare. They own it — one hundred percent own it. And this is not a Republican health care. This is not anything but a Democrat health care. And they have Obamacare for a little while longer, until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future.”
And just remember: This is not our bill. This is their bill. When they all become civilized and get together and try and work out a great health care bill for the people of this country, we’re open to it,” Trump explained. “We’re totally open to it. I want to thank the Republican Party. I want to thank Paul Ryan. He worked very, very hard. I will tell you that. He worked very, very hard.”
Those comments earned the praise of conservative radio host Mark Levin.
On his show Friday, Levin said Trump’s comments were “outstanding” and praised the president for showing “enormous humility.”
“I thought the president’s comments today were actually outstanding.” Levin said. “And he showed enormous humility.”
“In essence, he said that events will reach a point where this will have to be resolved, and when it reaches that point, ‘I’m here,'” Levin explained. “It is the way that Dwight Eisenhower managed. When things reach a certain point, ‘They’ll be knocking on my door and we can figure things out.'”
During his show on Friday, Levin also slammed White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and GOP leadership for trying to push a bad bill.
And on Facebook Friday, Levin blasted House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for a failure of leadership.