McConnell: I Don’t Know What Kind Of Health Care Bill Trump Would Sign

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials on tax reform, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials in the... FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump and McConnell are scheduled to meet Monday, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) MORE LESS
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday said he is “waiting” to find out what kind of health care bill President Donald Trump would be willing to sign.

“If there’s a need for some kind of interim step here to stabilize the market, we need a bill the President will actually sign, and I’m not certain yet what the President is looking for here,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

He said he’s “waiting” to “hear from” Trump about what kind of legislation he would be willing to sign.

“I’ll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if I know President Trump would sign it,” McConnell said.

Asked about Trump’s comment that he would not blame himself for legislative inaction, McConnell said, “Well, I think he’s getting a lot more done than he’s giving everybody credit for.”

“I think the President ought to give himself a little more credit,” he added.

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  1. Avatar for sanni sanni says:

    That suck up at the end… that was the nod to Bannon, et al that he is getting nervous about keeping his leadership position in the senate. Why he almost sounds as grovelling as a Trump Cabinet Secretary.

    Asked about Trump’s comment that he would not blame himself for legislative inaction, McConnell
    said, “Well, I think he’s getting a lot more done than he’s giving everybody credit for.”“I think the President ought to give himself a little more credit,” he added.

  2. McConnell obviously has not been listening. DT will sign the best health insurance, beautiful insurance, everybody covered for $12 a year. Pass and he’ll sign it.

  3. That suck up at the end… that was the nod to Bannon, et al that he is getting nervous about keeping his leadership position in the senate. Why he almost sounds as grovelling as a Trump Cabinet Secretary.

    Elaine will give him hell, if he annoys the boss…

  4. Continued Mitchy, “But whatever it is, I’ll make sure it gets to his desk!

  5. Trump would sign anything he could put his name on. He doesn’t care what the bill contains.

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