President Donald Trump, in an interview released Friday,
suggested he was “disappointed” with how the
Republican-controlled Congress has handled big issues like
healthcare during his administration.
In an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Trump
said he was “disappointed” that Congress had not handled
what MacCallum called the “big issues” during the president’s
first 100 days in office.
“I’m disappointed that it doesn’t go quicker,” Trump
said about the legislative process, according to excerpts of the
interview released Friday.
But Trump touted the relationships he had made with some of
“I have great relationships, don’t forget most of
them I didn’t even know,” Trump told MacCallum. “But many of
them like the Freedom Caucus came and I see them all the time, we
love our President, we’re doing this for our president. You look
at that, you look at the moderates, it’s the same thing. I’m
Republicans currently hold majorities in both the House and
Republicans’ biggest push during the Trump administration
has come in trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,
the law better known as Obamacare. The bill they put
forward, the American Health Care Act, did not make it
through the House after
disagreements within the GOP conference forced the leadership
yank the bill minutes before a vote was scheduled.
Attempts at bringing the bill
back to the floor have so far failed.
Despite the struggles on healthcare, Trump praised the work
of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
“I’ll tell you Paul Ryan’s trying very, very hard,”
Trump told Fox News. “I think everybody is trying very hard.
It is a very tough system.”