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Trump tweets hit Hillary on Russia, blame Freedom Caucus for bill failure

President Donald Trump defended himself on Twitter Monday against claims of Russian collusion, while blaming the House Freedom Caucus for his replacement bill's failure. (Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to let his millions of followers know exactly what he thought of the investigation into his camp's ties to the Russian government, and he assigned blame for the failure of the American Health Care Act that he supported.

Trump seemed to deflect the accusations of Russian collusion by pointing to the many interactions between the Clintons and the Russians.

"Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech," he posted, "... money to Bill, the Hillary Russian "reset," praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax."

He finished that message with the hashtag, "MAGA," which is an acronym for "Make America Great Again," his famous campaign motto.

Trump followed up by accosting the House Freedom Caucus of conservative Republicans for their role in the failure of the Obamacare replacement bill.

"The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory," he tweeted. "After so many bad years they were ready for a win!"

He finished his Twitter message by assuring his supporters that the Democrats would come crawling to him after Obamacare continued "exploding" — a plan he had announced very soon after the bill's failure.

"The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds - not long," he posted. "Do not worry, we are in very good shape!"

Charges of unsavory and perhaps criminal interactions between his team and the Russians have hounded Trump since before the election. The president has responded by blaming Democrats, a biased media, and the "deep state," a group of bureaucrats in the government allegedly working to undermine his presidency.

Fox News' Brit Hume opined that the damage to Trump's presidency from the bill's failure will be "long-lasting," and will be a stumbling block for his next agenda item: tax reform.

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