He singled out Freedom Caucus members – a group of far right Republican congressmen who rode to power on the backs of the Tea Party movement.
“After seven horrible years of ObamaCare,” he began, “this is finally your chance for a great plan!
Then, he went after the Freedom Caucus members, saying they would be to blame if Planned Parenthood continues to receive government funding.
“The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!” he tweeted.
It comes after several days of negotiations in which Trump failed to persuade enough members of the Freedom Caucus to guarantee passage.
The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2017
Still, some have expressed optimism that ‘Trumpcare’ could pass the House today, despite the protestations from the far right. If it does, it will still face a difficult road in the nearly evenly-split Senate, where Trump can only afford to lose two votes.