Trump Lashes Out At Dems In Early-Morning Obamacare Tweetstorm

Matt Rourke

Donald Trump on Thursday morning published a series of tweets attacking Congressional Democrats' messaging on Obamacare and calling for a bipartisan healthcare plan.

The President-elect published the tweetstorm around 7 a.m. ET the day after Democrats met with President Obama on Capitol Hill to devise a plan to defend the Affordable Care Act.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Republicans do not have a plan to replace Obamacare and that Democrats will not help devise a replacement.

"They have no idea what to put in place of the Affordable Care Act," he said. "Republicans will soon learn that you can’t keep the good parts of the ACA and remove the rest of the law and still have it work."

Schumer said that blame for issues with the health care system will soon fall on Republicans.

"That’s why they’re running to do this first is a huge mistake for them and the country," Schumer said. "I believe a year from now they will regret they came out so fast out of the box."

Republicans on the Hill this week also began to question Congressional leaders' plan to repeal Obamacare quickly but delay installing a replacement.

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