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the art of no deal. president trump in a stunning defeat abruptly cancelled the volt on the republican health care bill, facing what would have been an embarrassing loss. >> republicans cannot get their act together. >> president told the house speaker, i'm pulling the bill. >> i mr. not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day. >> it's an embarrassment for house republicans. >> i never said repeal and replace obamacare. i never said repeal it and replace it within 64 days. that's a long time. >> democrats should take credit
for repealing a really, really bad piece of legislation. >> now nancy pelosi, and chuck schumer own obamacare. they own it. good morning to you, so great to have you on saturday morning. i have this side back. i'm christi paul. >> and i'm victor blackwell. happy to be back. coming to terms with the stunning repeal and replace of obamacare. >> just months after discussions, speaker paul ryan could not wrangle enough votes in their own party. the blame game, you know how that started. here's our sunlen serfaty talking about how it went wrong. >> reporter: the president and leaders are grappling with a stunning defeat. the gop's plan to repeal and replace the affordable care act pulled from the house floor, after leaders determined the
proposal lacked enough support to pass. >> we came really close today. but we came up short. i will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. doing big things is hard. >> reporter: it was a stunning turn of event, coming less than 24 hours after the president issued an ultimatum to house republicans. to move forward with a vote. or he was ready to move on to other items on his agenda. >> i think we have to let obamacare go its way for a little while, we'll see how things go. i'd love to see it do well but can't. it's imploding and soon will explode, it's not going to be pretty. >> reporter: the decision came to call off the vote came shortly after paul ryan left to deliver the message in person that republicans did not have the votes to pass the plan. that closed-door conversation dealt with whether the president would take any decision to scrap the vote. s that meeting played out behind
the scenes, the white house press secretary was publicly making the case to reporters that the president had done everything he could to deliver a legislative victory. >> there's no question in my mind at least that the president and team here have left everything on the field. >> reporter: part of the administration's last minute push included dismatching mike pence to meet with conservatives. >> one of the worst bills i've ever seen. >> reporter: yet even though the mood from the white house seemed less optimistic than recent days, spicer refused to throw in the towel. >> we now have a president that is going to sign a bill if you pass it. now is that time. >> reporter: while the president referred to hint what his next step would be if the vote didn't succeed. >> did you watch it? >> we'll see what happens. >> reporter: what ultimately happened, rank and file members of the president's own party never fully got on board. with leaders losing votes for more moderate members aimed at conservatives. that included a late revision to
eliminate the ten especial health requirements required to be part of insurance plans under obamacare. >> suppose that was added to move in the action of the freedom caucus. i'm in what's known as the tuesday group. and i do not think that that is a good amendment. >> i want to go now to cnn national correspondent suzanne malveaux live from washington. suzanne, you're in the thick of this thing. you've seen everybody there in washington. help us understand what's happening there this morning. >> good morning, christi. president trump, first of all, didn't take any responsibility for the legislative failure. nor, did he publicly blame the republican leadership. rather, he followed up with strategy that we see identifying an enemy that he could rally support to get behind and that is the democrats. he dented nancy pelosi and chuck schumer as the losers because he said now they own obamacare 100%. as for trump, he could even
argue lukewarm on repealing obamacare first. we saw yesterday that he moved on with the official signoff of the keystone pipeline to get on with the business of reform the tax code. trump is doing infrastructure and trade deals. really remains to be scene whether he has a real coalition in his own party to get some of these beefy things done. as for the republican party, it lays bare, fractured and disarr disarray. senior administration officials telling me the president has little appetite to work with the house freedom caucus, the conservatives, who remain steadfast in bringing down the gop repeal plan. they were instrumental in delivering house speaker paul ryan's biggest defeat in his political career on friday. the moderate republicans, for their part, they're relieved that their signatures are not on anything coming out of the house that would have left millions of americans without health insurance. they're trying to still save their party from the powerful
conservative right. as for ryan, while team trump, they're privately putting some of the blame on him for pushing the reform as an easy first victory, publicly they say ryan should remain speaker. >> what is the fallout, does somebody, one person, one party, take full blame here? or do we just move on and how do you do that? >> you know, i don't think any one particular party taking blame here. but there is a real question now as to whether or not the republican party is going to be able to find common ground within its own party to get things done here. that is what voters are looking for in the congressional races in 2018. what you had under obamacare health and human secretary, has the power to fix, tweak, some of the things that are plaguing obamacare. if trump and the administration take it on, the republicans could see a boostoverall.
there's a question whether republicans can unite and bring some democrats on in the agenda. this is an agenda that ryan. called the new wave. new york representative congressman chris collins said if republicans can't pass a 2017 budget and repeal obamacare. how are they going to pass a 2018 budget, pay budget which really is the vehicle for where the country gets money from instructure? you see how it could cast out things ahead and whether or not republicans can really move forward in the agenda. >> suzanne malveaux, appreciate it so much. good to see you. we've got a lot of anger to discuss this morning. i want to start with the president's approach with his health care bill. let's talk about it with cnn political commentator errol lice and gabby gongelo.
let's start what with we heard from sean spicer, that president trump left it all on the field. >> the president has been working the phones and having an in-person meeting. he's left everything on the field. >> president gave his all in this effort. he did everything he possibly could to help people see 9 opportunity that we have with this bill. >> let's start with one barometer here. this is from whitehouse.gov. the number of events that tread president-elect trump hosted pushing the health care bill, versus what president obama hosted, 28 in support of the affordable care act. versus seven for president trump in the american health care act. is this narrative accurate, that the president did all he could? >> well, look, i think he did what he did. he did what he could do in the very compressed amount of time. i mean, having mailed the decision that this was not just be first, but it would be done
almost instantly. it left him very little time. and frankly, i would use a different barometer, victor. obviously, when the president spoke at recent events which were supposed to be pro-health care reform events at some of the rallies which were also morale boosters for the administrationing. he might talk about health care reform for maybe five minutes in a 30-minute speech. it's not as if he went out and made a passionate, detailed emotional argument even to his political base. i think he left a couple opportunities out there on the field. i think we all know, that's not really where the problem lay. i mean, as long as the house decides to allow 30 or 40 radicals in the house freedom caucus to determine what will or won't actually be considered or passed. there's nothing the president or anybody else can do about it. >> let's talk about as errol describes them radicals. the president, the white house offered an ultimatum thursday
into friday. pass this are be stuck with obamacare, what do you think the impact of that was, if there was one at all? >> well, look, this is a page from president trump's self-help book the art of the deal. he wanted to walk away from the table and say i'm done negotiating if you aren't going to take it concessions then i'm walking away. that's exactly what will he did here. i think the biggest hindrance was the investigation that were saw between the house freedom caucus, and the tuesday group and the more moderate republican lawmakers who weren't happy with the concessions that the white house is handing to those more conservative members. i mean, this really exposed a major rift between republicans. when it comes to where their mentality and philosophy is on how government should be involved in health care. you had the house freedom caucus
saying there shouldn't be any involvement whatsoever. and moderate republicans saying, well, look, if we remove government from the picture entirely. there are going to be negative consequences that are felt across the country that we're going to have to deal with in 2018 and down the road. so, i think that was really underestimated by both the white house and house speaker paul ryan going into the caucus. >> we're going to talk about the house going forward. but errol, back to you. i want you to list ton what the president said thursday before the bill was pulled. and then friday after it was pulled. and talk about the credibility with this full throat of endo e endorsement that we have from the president leading up to to what was expected to be a vote. let's watch. >> only politics. we have a great bill and i think we have a very good chance. >> i'll tell you what's going to come out of it is a better bill. i really believe a better bill. because there were things. >> within the spanch 24-hour, you have the president saying
we've got a great bill. he tweeted out, is this going to be a beautiful picture. then he says, well, there are some things i didn't like. wouldn't go into specifics about what he didn't like, but we can get something better. is that realistic? >> not really realistic, it speaks to why the bill went down in flames. the republicans including the president had said all along this would be a three-step process that some of the major problems and major fixes that they had would come somewhere down the road after they got some repeal deal done. that's fantasy land. you nope, the notion that you're going to allow plans to be sold across state lines, future congress or future year, they'd get some hypothetical law passed. that wasn't something that tens of millions of americans want to hinge their family's health care on. so, that's really it it wasn't credible then. and it's not credible now. this notion that some day we'll have a much better bill.
we're just not going to work on it now. that's kind of a nonstarter. there again, that's partly why there are members of congress, good solid republicans who said we're not going to risk our careers on that proposal. >> there were some in the oval office that said the democrats now own obamacare. it's theirs. but the president is still the one sitting in the seat. donald trump is still the president, gabby. is that narrative going to sell? >> that's certainly the message that the white house is going to run away with the next week or so is to blame this on democrats to say there weren't any democrats willing to get on board with this repeal effort. then to say, once we see premiums don't to rise. once -- as americans are continuing to face a penalty for not taking health insurance. they're going to -- they're going to blame democrats. that seems to be the hope that the american people will feel that president trump is leaning on to get health care done at some point in the future. now, whether or not that
actually works to benefit the white house, i don't think it's going to. i'm sure we can expect either, you know, health and human services secretary tom price or mick mulvaney to begin looking at different steps they can take to reduce the regulatory burden that obamacare places on not just the american business owner, but americans across the country. just so they can say that they got at least something achieved and accomplished on health care and that this wasn't's total waste of time and failure. >> alrighty. hey, guys, stay right there. because i want to talk to you next about the next big item on president trump's agenda. of course, tax reform, house speaker paul ryan telling the gop health care loss will make the tax code more difficult but it's not impossible. plus, the trump/russia investigation, is that in turmoil? democrats are furious after the house intel chair cancelled next week's big hearing.
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we'll probably be going right now for tax reform, which we could have done earlier, but this really would have worked out better if we could have some some democrat support. remember this, we have no democrat support. now, we're going to go towards tax reform which i've always liked. next up, you heard it there, tax reform but just like health care, this is expected to be just as, if not more complicated for the republican party. house speaker paul ryan says, you know what, this party can pull it together. >> this does make tax reform more difficult, but it does not in any way make it impossible. we will proceed with tax reform.
we will continue with tax reform. that's an issue i know quite a bit about, i used to run that committee. i spoke with the president, the treasury secretary and his economic advisers earlier today about tax reform. we are going to proceed with tax reform. this makes it more difficult. you know how the numbers work, it's about a trillion dollars. we're going to go fix the rest of the tax cope. >> all right. thank you both for sticking around. errol, i want to listen to something quickly here from representative chris coons from the committee yesterday, talking about the fact that there are these allegations that obamacare is going to collapse under its own weight. here's what he has to say about what is coming next. >> i've never said that the affordable care act was perfect. in the last couple of years, i've tried on several occasions to work across the aisle to produce legislation that could help make it more affordable for
small business owners to reduce some of the reporting burden. i think now, we should take a moment, pause, and turn towards each other as parties, and try and move past the republican-only effort to repeal the affordable care act. and find a real bipartisan path towards trying to improve it and make it sustainable. >> he's talking about trying to move obamacare forward, to have some sort of reconciliation, do you see, errol, that being possible in any way? >> well, it's in theory, possible, christi. but you've really got to ask that question of the republican leadership. you know, the reality is, when it comes to tax reform, although the president says he wanted to do it first, there's been no bill that's come out of the white house. although the republican leadership in the senate said they want tax reform. there's been no bill that came out of the senate. time is moving. they're going to run out of time very, very quickly. and it's complex. they've got other things on
their agenda, including a supreme court nomination and so forth. the easiest path, the one they don't seem willing to take is actually reach out to democrats, form some form of a central coalition and get to yes as opposed to continually kind of giving hostages to folks who don't really care whether a bill gets passed or not. if they replay that on tax reform, i wouldn't be surprised, number one. but number two, it would be disastrous politically and bad for the country. >> gabby, a lot of people are looking at this, there are people who wanted to see changes in obamacare who say republicans had seven years to figure this out. is there, as we look forward, or are there any solid plans. and of course, this is gent on president trump as well, in terms of the tax code and tax reform and the infrastructure that they'll want to tackle? >> well, if you recall the white paper that president trump put out on tax reform policy during
the election, he did actually propose some which was a zero rate, federal income tax rate for low-income households that many republicans balked at. in addition to, a 15% corporate tax rate that illicited a similar reaction from republican lawmakers. so they're all right starting off with tax reform with major differences similar to what transpired during the health care debate. i think that's going to present a difficult obstacle as they move on to tax reform as their next big legislative authority. as errol was saying, it's reality difficult because they'll have to introduce a revenue-neutral bill. if they want to ensure that a tax bill has passed that doesn't lapse in ten years. so there are major details that need to be worked out. and when you have a party that's so divided not just over health care, but on major issues like
tax reform. and what those tax cuts should be, i think this is, again, going to be a significant challenge for the white house and republicans to come over. and they might need democrats to work with them. to get something like this passed. >> sure. errol, would it be behooved this administration to tackle tax reform first? >> you know, there's an interesting theory there christi. and i guess i would have to say, yes. in part, because some of trump's proposals, just as gabby suggests are unorthodox, coming from a republican, in books that he's written in the past. in his campaign speeches. in some of the way that he has talked about tax reform, there's a big pot of money sitting overseas in the form of corporate profits that he wants to repatriate, and there are trillions of dollars in fact overseas. and if done properly, that plus corporate tax reform here could potentially put a lot of money on the table that could then be sort of bargained and
rearranged. but that's only a possibility. if they don't get to it right away, if they don't come up with a plan, if they don't start working it through the system and figure how how they can get votes and constituency and support for such an idea, it would be an wasted opportunity. but at least it's an area where there's not like a shortage of money. that's one thing that we in the kriedz do have. we have a tremendous economy and a whole heck of a lot of money to pay for what the public needs. >> gabby, you have the last word. it's got to be quick. i'm sorry. is it about people or politics? >> you know, i think it's about politics right now and making sure that president trump does have a legislative achievement and about accomplishments in this first 100 days but that's looking less and less likely. >> errol louis and gab question monnogello, so nice to have you here. thank you. calling for an independent commission to investigate on capitol hill after the house intel chair cancels next week's big hearing.
pgood for you up and at 'em on a saturday morning. good morning. >> this is the biggest defeat of this presidency thus far. the republicans plan to repeal and replace obamacare, this died before it even hit the house floor. >> president trump and house speaker paul ryan vow at this point, they're moving on, they're tackling tax reform, but both concede their job of rewriting the tax code got significantly harder. our dana bash presidented speaker ryan on what they can tell the american people now. >> mr. speaker, you all swept the house, won the majority with the promise to repeal obamacare. the majority and the senate with
the promise to repeal obamacare. >> that's right. >> the white house with the promise to repeal and replace brir. how do you go home to your constituents and say you know what, sorry folks, we can't figure it out? >> dana, it's a really good question, i wish i had a better answer for you. i really believe that obamacare is a law that's collapsing, it's hurting families, it's not working. it was designed in a fundamentally flawed way. we believe this bill is the correct kay to go, we just didn't get the consensus to go there. >> blame is already being pointed. the white house did not point it at speaker ryan. >> the trump/russia investigation is in a bit of turmoil here, it calls for an independent investigation growing louder now. this comes after house committee chair devin nunes postponed next week's hearing and walked back his claims that trump and his aides were in some respect
surveilled. >> and this comes as three 40 trump aides say they're willing now to testify before that house intel committee. cnn's jessica schneider with what that means. >> christi and victor, the house intelligence committee has become the center of a partisan fight. the top republican and republican pointing fifthers at each other as they investigate russia meddling into the election. and president trump's wiretap allegations. now, the focus shifts to what new information chairman nunes has that he's not sharing and what the three trump associates will say. >> reporter: paul manafort, carter page and roger stone are already under fbi investigation for contacts with russians known to intelligence. paul manafort, donald trump's compare chairman resigned. a spokesman said manafort looks forward to those meeting forward to those conducting serious
investigations of these issues to discuss the facts. campaign manage charter page denied allegations that he secretly met with putin associates. he told the committee i look forward tone gauging with you in the interest of finally ending this ruse. and stone is anxious to talk. stone told cnn, i acknowledge i'm a hard law player. i have harp elbows. but one thing isn't in my bag of trick, treason. >> miking flynn. >> reporter: former national security adviser michael palestinian is also under investigation. but his spokesman had no comment on whether flynn might make a similar offer. intelligence chair devin nunes captionled, forcingability sally yates and former cia director john bremen. >> there must have been a very strong pushback from the white house about the nature of monday's hearing. it's hard for me to come to any other conclusion about why an
agreed upon allergy would be suddenly cancelled. >> reporter: nunes wants the fbi director and national security agency director mike rogers to come back next week in a closed session. nunes refuses to disclose what new information he has, and where he got it. but he says it revealed incidental collection of communications by president trump and his associates. >> you can ask me every single name on the planet, and i'm still not going to tell you who our sources are. >> reporter: adam schiff calling for an independent investigation concerned that they may have shared information with the white house. >> to take evidence that may or may not have been related to the investigation to the white house was wholly inappropriate. and of course, cast grave doubts on it. >> the house intelligence committee expecting information from the nsa in the next few days on the issue of unmasking, the processing of revealing
names of americans in the reports were otherwise hidden. chairman nunes wants know why the names were unmasked and if additional names were revealed. >> errol, we started this week with chairman nunes and ranking member schiff, but with news conferences together, ending it with these dueling news conferences. is this committee, this investigation damaged pond repair. has politics add least jeopardized the credibility of the investigation? >> well, the credibility is in grave danger. if not gone altogether. and there's no one to point the finger at other representative nunes who ran off to the white house. refused to explain why his stance on all of this changed after his meeting with the trump white house. and the only people that have anything to gain by taking some of these public hearings off the agenda is the white house. it seems clear as a bell that nunes is working hand in glove with the white house.
and that compromises his objectivity and his credibility, right off the bat. >> let me share with everyone the latest quinnipiac poll that shows two-thirds of americans want an independent commission to investigate the links between the trump campaign advisers and the russian government. there doesn't seem to be much appetite for that, or willingness for it among house republicans. we had senator john mccain come out and say he thinks it's time for an independent commission. >> yeah, it is shocking, the reluctance of some members of congress to get on board. not just with where the public wants to go. but where common sense would dictate you have to go. a former member of the russian parliament was shot dead on the street this week, assassinated. and he's not the first. there are journal efforts, there are business leaders, others have been assassinated by the putin regime. the notion that contacts are harmless, who cares, let's not look into it is really just shocking. it's shocking to the public. it's shocking storm. i think they're not going to be
able to hide behind that very long very long, the sooner the facts come out the more clear it will become this is a dishonorable attempt for a small political gain to cover up an incredible important investigation. >> yeah, three people that have come up in the hearings at least discussed this week, we know that they are now willing to testify before the house intelligence committee. former trump chairman paul manafort, campaign foreign policy adviser carter page and trump associate roger stone have all volunteered. quick, relatively close proximity to one another. can we sample the impact here? >> oh, absolutely. listen, i know roger stone a little bit. i don't know the other two gentlemen. i think it's entirely possible that in the gangster government that is sitting in moscow right now has its tentacles all over the world and is engaged in all kinds of different things. so that they may have been
unwillingly providing contacts for those gangsters in moscow that they weren't even aware of. i think it's combierl possible what they trying to do do, make a quick buck with this regime and associates, so i'm hoping they'll come forward and be open and hone about what they did and what they knew and that it will take a while to put these piece it's together. >> errol louis, thanks so much. >> errol brought up something we want to investigate further. that shocking murder he talked about in broad daylight. it's being called the latest example of what happens when you cross russian president vladimir putin. we'll tell you more and get russia's response, next. here in upstate new york. ( ♪ ) at corning, i test smart glass that goes all over the world. but there's no place like home. there's always something different to do like skiing in the winter, jet skiing in the summer. we can do everything. new york state is filled with bright minds like samantha's.
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>> and this affects more than 50 flights a day in the middle east and north america. cnn's rene marsh walks us through what the new restrictions may mean for your travel plans. >> reporter: in an unprecedented move, the department of homeland security is demanding international flights from ten overseas airports in eight mostly muse lum countries ban almost all electronics larger than a cell phone from the cabin of the plane. the uk following the united states' lead will now ban large electronics in the cabin of certain flights, too, indicating there is intelligence that's creating concern. >> it's clear that with the new restrictions, the united states is essentially saying that they do not have full confidence in these airports, in in these various countries to stop bombs getting on planes. >> reporter: sources tell cnn the electronic ban was not prompted by a specific plot. but in part by new intelligence.
a u.s. official tells cnn, al qaeda's affiliate in yemen was perfecting techniques for hiding explosives in the batteries of electronic devices. the information was obtained over recent weeks and months. the department of homeland security said the intelligence, quote, indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks including smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. dhs pointed to the february 2016 midair bombing of the somali passenger plane as proof of terrorist groups continued efforts to target commercial aviation. sources say, a sophisticated labtop bomb blew a hole in that aircraft. but u.s. intelligence has known for years terror groups have been working to perfect and conceal explosives to smuggle on board. so, why such a drastic ban now?
>> one scenario is that the new administration in the united states has re-evaluated the entire threat stream to passenger aircraft, taking into account all of the intelligence that has come in over the last several years. >> thanks our cnn's aviation correspondent rene marsh for that report. maunch mad science down to the elite eight. and anti-scholes has a warning if you got some shut eye last night, you missed it. >> you did. if you went to bed early, the best game of the tournament so far. but don't worry, we'll have the incredible overtime buzzer beater coming up in this morning's "bleacher report." he's the one. (vo)...it was meant to be. and love always keeps you safe. we're fine. (vo) love is why we built a car you can trust. now and for a long time to come. the all-new subaru impreza sedan and five-door. a car you can love no matter what road you're on. the subaru impreza. more than a car, it's a subaru.
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