tv President Trump Blames Democrats for Health Care Bill Failure CSPAN March 24, 2017 4:39pm-4:51pm EDT
thank you. reporter: you say you want to work with the administration to help the law survive and thrive. you know donald trump, you know the speaker, in the real world, what would you say to families who say washington is gridlocked, we've never seen people like this work together. ms. pelosi: i worked together very closely with president george wmple bush in the minority and in the house. we passed pepfar, a great humanitarian effort of which the president is also very proud. we passed the infamous tarp which i think is really why we lost the 2010 election. we passed bills that barney franks said were the most -- barney frank said were the best bills for working people. it's not a question who have what people have seen me do with
donnell trump but what we did as a matter of record over a long period of time even though we had a disagreement over the war in iraq. but we also stand open. >> we break away from the news conference take you to some tape from the white house and comments by the president. mr. trump: thank you very much. we were very close. we had no democrat support. we had no votes from the democrats. they weren't going to give us a single vote, it's a difficult thing to do. i've been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let obamacare explode, it is exploding right now. it's -- many states have big problems, almost all states have big problems. i was in tennessee the other day and they've lost half of their state in terms of an insurer.
have no insurer. it was mostly because of secretary price, and phase three which i think we would have gotten, premiums would have kwon down, would have been very stable, very strong. it we're very, very close and think what will happen is owhat -- obamacare will explode. it's fwing to be a very bad year. last year you had over 100% increases in various places, arizona, i understand, it's
going up very rapidly again. like it did last year. last year was 116%. many places, 50%, 60%, 70%. i guess it coveraged -- averaged, whatever the average was, very, very high. this year should be much worse for obama care -- obamacare. what would be really good with no democrat support, if the democrats want it to explode if they got together with us and got a real health care bill. i'd be totally open to it. i think that's going to happen. i think the losers are nancy pelosi and chuck schumer because now they own obamacare. their own it, 100% own it. this is not a republican health care, this is not anything but a democrat health care and they have obamacare for a little while longer until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future and just remember this is not our bill. this is their bill. when they all become civilized
and get together and try and work out a great health care bill for the people of this country, we're open to it. we're totally open to it. i want to thank the republican party, i want to thank paul ryan. he worked very, very hard. i will tell you that he worked very, very hard. tom price and mike pence who is right here, our vice president, our great vice president, everybody worked hard. i worked as a team player. would have loved to have seen this pass. but again, i think you know, i was very clear, i think there wasn't a speech i made or very few where i didn't mention that perhaps the best thing that could happen is exactly what happened today. because we'll end up with a truly great health care bill in the future after this mess known as obamacare explodes. so i want to thank everybody for being here. it will go very smoothly, i really believe, i think this is something, certainly was an interesting period of time.
we all learned a lot. we learned a lot about loyalty, we learned a lot about the vote-getting process. we learned a lot about some very arcane rules in obviously both the senate and in the house. so it's been, certainly for me it's been an interesting experience. in the end, i think it's going to be an experience that leads to an even better health care plan. so thank you all for much. i'll see you soon. >> is it your intention to go for tax reform? priority? on your mr. trump: we're going for tax reform, but it would have worked out better if we had some democrat support. now we're going to go for tax reform which i've always liked. >> are you confident in speaker ryan's leadership and his ability to get things done? mr. trump: yes, i am. he worked very, very hard. there's been a long history of
liking and disliking even within the republican party long before i got here. but i've had a great relationship with the republican party. it seems that both sides like trump and that's good. and you see that, i guess, more clearly than anybody. but we've had -- i'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party but certainly there's a big history. i think paul really worked hard. and i would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform, that'll be next. what's going to happen to americans when obe macare explodes? mr. trump: bad things are going to happen to obamacare, there's not much you can do to help it. eventually it's not sustainable. the insurance companies are leaving. they're leaving one by one as quick as you can leave. you have states in some cases soon will not be covered.