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>> US President Donald Trump hitting the road Wednesday, stopping in Michigan, before going to address a rally in Nashville, Tennessee. And Republican lawmakers will be listening eagerly for any signals to how he plans to navigate the maelstrom now threatening to sink a GOP plan to remake the healthcare system.
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Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet over a bill championed by Republican House Speaker, Paul Ryan, meant to do away with Obamacare. The President was initially supportive of the outlines of the plan.>> You'll see rates go down, down, down, and you'll see plans go up, up, up. You have a lot of choices.
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>> But as opposition mounted, Trump left much of the salesmanship to Vice President Mike Pence, US Health Secretary Tom Price and White House Spokesman Sean Spicer.>> We are in sell mode. We wanna get this done.>> Reuters' Politics Editor, Karen Lohan.>> The way that we are seeing him hedging his bets, is more through people who are allied with him and supporters of Trump coming out and saying this is the Ryan bill.
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This isn't Trump's bill, this isn't his vision. Their line has been that we are open to changes to it, but we wanna keep this bill on track. So he's trying to straddle both sides.>> On the campaign trail and after taking office, Donald Trump had promised to deliver a healthcare system that covered all Americans.
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Now he may be getting pulled in opposite directions. The conservative news site Newsmax, encouraging Trump to ditch the GOP plan, and instead work with Democrats. Right-wing website Breitbart giving voice to those who think Ryan's plan breaks the promise to repeal Omamacare. Several house Republicans seem wary of going on record voting for a measure that faces even longer odds passing in the Senate, where the GOP has a much slimmer majority.