Skip to comments.Plan B: Trump To Blame Ryan, Priebus If Vote Fails
Posted on 03/24/2017 9:53:37 AM PDT by RummyChick
While the White House has been careful to exude an air of confidence ahead of this afternoon's critical for the Trump administration healthcare vote, it should come as no surprise that Trump is preparing a Plan B "just in case", and as expected, Bloomberg confirms that behind the scenes Trump is planning to blame Ryan in case of an embarrassing defeat this afternoon.
As reported last night, Trumps senior strategist took the unusual step of traveling to Capitol Hill to deliver an ultimatum: take the vote on Friday, win or lose. Ryan had been carefully trying to build a majority for the bill, and it would be highly unusual for him to call the vote without knowing if it would pass.
"Ryan had little choice but go along with the administrations gambit." And while Trump said Friday at the White House that Ryan shouldnt lose his job if the bill goes down, when asked whether Trump, Ryan, or the Freedom Caucus chairman, North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows, would be most to blame if the bill fails, the administration official said Ryan.
Trumps core supporters regarded Ryan as at best unimportant during the presidential campaign and at worst a poster child for the sort of establishment, scripted politician they loathed. Considering the planning that has gone into this scapegoating campaign, one almost wonders if it is not Trump's intention all along to lose the vote, in the process eliminating Ryan with whom he butted heads repeatedly before the election. As Bloomberg adds, "several Trump associates have already laid groundwork to blame the speaker."
Hang it around Ryan's neck
This Obamacare 2.0 “replacement” failure should be celebrated. And then repeal Obamacare 1.0. That is the only option.
IMHO Ryan is part of the establishment and I do not trust him at all. I think Trump is trying to fulfill has campaign promises. By the way the Keystone pipeline was approved today and a company telecom company is bringing back 1000’s of jobs. All of that will not be reported by the media.
Well, it IS his responsibility to cut the deals with the conservatives. If he is too inept, or pig headed, we need another Speaker.
Ryan’s plan all along was to pass this rearranging of Obamacare and hang it around Trump’s neck to make him a one term President.
I don’t care who gets the blame and I don’t care who gets the credit.
Just kill it, guys.
Once again, how would anyone know what Trump’s Plan B is unless he was being snooped on?
It would be a risky move if Ryan is not eliminated in the process. Ryan could get payback by denying Trump tax cuts, budget cuts, appropriations for his projects. He could be a large thorn in Trump’s side, if he believes that Trump engineered this to diminish him.
Because as always with politics..both sides provide info to the press. It is not always fake news.
Don’t forget Trump was John Miller..and then leaked the tape
I hope so..
Trump did not have a “health care plan” except to REPEAL OBAMACARE.
Just sunset it right now- As of 2018 Obamacare is repealed. That gives them 20 years to dream up a ‘replacement’ and two years for us to get rid of Ryan and remaining RINO’s
That ain’t pla b. I think Trump preferred doing tax reform first and Ryan and the RINOs convinced him they could get this through quickly.
This is Ryan’s baby all the way
> Hang it around Ryan’s neck
Never-Trumper Ryan tried to torpedo Trump.
It's a bad deal and should be killed along with the obummercare mothership. That can still be done before the mid terms and probably after so why the criticism that it wasn't done within the first 60 days?
I would rather see them take their time and do it right.
“ultimatum: take the vote on Friday, win or lose.”
As it should be.
The GOP should have had all this figured out. They had 8 years: the moment the opportunity arose, they should have had bills ready to file and votes lined up - none of this “oh crap, our opportunity arrived and we’re not ready” all-nighter BS.
A big part of Trump’s message in this is (or should be): don’t waste the Executive’s time.
That’s something I’ve had to learn in business. The CEO wants concise solutions & deliverables _done_; he hates being dragged thru petty details by bickering parties.
Obviously the GOP isn’t serious about their own “repeal ACA now!” message. On to the next issue, and we’ll come back to this when constituents have duly reamed out their representatives.
I’d posit that Trump doesn’t actually want Ryancare, doesn’t actually want a gov’t-run replacement, he wants a full repeal and full free-market solution - and is pulling the “pass it or drop it” tactic to make the GOP realize they don’t really want to “replace”. The implied message is “get 51 votes for repeal, pull the nuclear option, and get this issue DONE already.”
House Republicans show they neither fear nor respect both Ryan and Trump.
“I don’t get all the hype about republicans and Trump losing everything if this fiasco gets turned down.”
I think the problem is it will be a fiasco if it _passes_.
It will be deeply flawed, the Left will make the GOP _own_ the monstrosity, and it will be subverted and otherwise guaranteed to fail in a way to take the GOP with it.
All you need to remember is that Ryan was RomneyCare Mitt’s running mate. That’s why we got such a pathetic attempt at repeal.
See, this is how the Dems (and their media) keep giving the Repubs a bad name: when the Dems lose a vote, they blame the opposition, not each other.
It would be Ryan’s fault.
I’m not sure what Preibus has to do with it, but Ryan clearly is so poor a leader that he cannot even get out of the gate.
He clearly cannot lead the house.
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