He headed Trump's campaign for several months - and when the reporter reminded Spicer of that fact, he tried to deflect the discussion again by calling out media over the usage of the term "associates".
"It is not...the president...it doesn't...that is not applicable to the president, no", said Spicer, when asked if the White House was concerned about violating anti-lobbying laws. Spicer also praised the president's efforts to get the bill passed. And a meeting between President Trump and the House Freedom Caucus, the locus of opposition to the bill, did not produce a deal.
The measure, known as the American Health Care Act, is expected to come to the House floor for a vote Friday afternoon.
"But at the end of the day, this isn't a dictatorship". In other words, based on this reporting, the bill had very little chance of success.
Yankees' Didi Gregorius to miss six weeks with shoulder injury
Didi Gregorius injured his shoulder and left the game, and it's nearly certainly going to impact his regular-season schedule. Gregorius, 27, batted.348 with one home run and eight RBIs for the Netherlands.
Trump and his White House team publicly supported the bill, hosting members of congress at the White House, visiting Capitol Hill, even conducting a rally with Senate Majority Leder Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.
"The president has been working throughout the week on this, calling starting early in the morning and going until late at night, calling members, visiting members", Spicer said.
Democrats have correctly called the Republican health care plan a tax cut bill, but it is the first piece of a larger puzzle that involves redistributing wealth to the top.
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