Conway: Trump Hasn’t Said He Wants His Name On GOP Health Care Bill

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday that President Donald Trump — who has attached his name to real estate projects, bottled water and a discontinued line of steaks — has not said that he wants to do the same with House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill.

“I do want to say this is a piece of legislation also that has presidential leadership,” Conway said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

She said that President Donald Trump “is really husbanding” the health care bill through the legislative process.

“If that’s the case, Sean Spicer was asked numerous times yesterday if we call it Trumpcare now,” Fox host Bill Hemmer asked. “If this passes, or when it passes, as you just described there, is it by any other name Trumpcare?”

“It’s the AHCA and I think it’s aptly named,” Conway said.

She said the bill is “serious business” and “isn’t about branding according to someone’s name.”

“This is serious stuff,” Conway said. “I’ll call it Trumpcare if you want to, but I didn’t hear President Trump say to any of us, ‘hey, I want my name on that.'”

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