Trump slams GOP senators over Twitter for failed healthcare vote, criticizes voting rules

In a series of Saturday morning tweets, US President Donald Trump called for new voting rules after Friday morning's failed Obamacare repeal and replacement vote in the US Senate and slammed Republicans, calling them "fools" that are "wasting time."
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After the failed attempt in the US Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare with the Trump Administration’s version, US President Donald Trump slammed GOP senators in a series of tweets today (Saturday), criticizing the Senate’s 60-majority vote law. "They look like fools and are just wasting time..." Trump tweeted in reference to the Republican senators.

Senate law states that without a majority vote of 60 members, opponents can filibuster, indefinitely, effectively blocking the bill’s approval, a rule Trump called for to be changed.

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Trump warned over the social media platform that the Republican senators will never be able to pass any bills, claiming that eight democrats control the Senate. Trump continued and even called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called the failed repeal “a disappointing moment”, to change the governing body’s voting law.

As reported yesterday by JOL, the US Senate dropped the bill to replace Obamacare after 51 senators voted against the bill and 49 voted in favor. Other than the three Republicans, all 48 Democrats rejected the repeal. After continuously promising to repeal his predecessor’s healthcare reform bill since the start of his election campaign, the failed repeal poses as yet another blow for Trump.



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