Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to express his disappointment less than an hour after the defeat of the Obamacare repeal bill.
51 senators voted against the bill, and according to Mr. Trump, these senators “let the American people down”.
“3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!,” he tweeted.
The failure serves as another setback for congressional Republicans, who wanted to repeal the affordable care act. Three GOP lawmakers also voted against repealing the act, Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, breaking away from this Republican majority.
“If Republicans are going to pass great future legislation in the Senate, they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60..,” Mr. Trump wrote.
“…Even though parts of healthcare could pass at 51, some really good things need 60. So many great future bills & budgets need 60 votes….”
Mr. Trump has been highly critical of the healthcare system that former president Barack Obama put in to place during his time as POTUS.
He had expressed on Twitter Thursday night his urge to repeal the act, and encouraged lawmakers to do the same.
“Go Republican Senators, Go! Get there after waiting for 7 years. Give America great healthcare!,” the president wrote.