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Trump's ultimatum on health care bill has more to do with ego more than with good legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a listening session on health care with truckers and CEOs from the American Trucking Associations in the Cabinet Room at the White House on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.. (Photo by Molly Riley-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum that if the House doesn't vote on the Republican health care bill today he's going to move on. Doc Thompson attempted to make sense of this story on "The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson." With the latest political drama unfolding in the nation's capitol this week, many are incredulous -- and suspicious -- about how this is playing out. It has plenty of people wondering: with the Republicans having had seven years to craft legislation to repeal Obamacare, why is this back-and-forth occurring at all?

"I think when it comes to members of Congress, they have gone, the ones who are supporting this, they've gone along with this because they are getting something out of it," Thompson said. "Ultimately it benefits them, and by them I mean the people who pull their strings: the people on K Street."

Thompson had plenty of rebukes to go around, however, and not just for those in Congress: "He's not concerned with it being a good piece of legislation, or right, or even what the American people supported him for. The people that voted for Trump didn't vote for him to just repeal Obamacare, they voted for him to repeal it and replace it with something better."

With the chances of a simple repeal of Obamacare appearing increasingly slim, Doc asked his audience if they still would've supported Trump had they known that this was the way this process was going to occur. He wrapped up the discussion by referring to White House strategist Steve Bannon's confident assertion Thursday that, because the president wants a vote today, the vote will take place today. He asked the question that is on the minds of many:

"Steve Bannon said the President wants a vote tomorrow; there will be a vote tomorrow, and that he's confident he will be successful at the end of the day. What's going to happen between then and now?"

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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