HEALTH CARE REFORM: I Alone Can Fix It : How Donald Trump's "All Vinegar, No Honey" Approach To Health Care Reform Ended Up Backfiring

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HEALTH CARE REFORM: I Alone Can Fix It : How Donald Trump's "All Vinegar, No Honey" Approach To Health Care Reform Ended Up Backfiring

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HEALTH CARE REFORM:

I Alone Can Fix It :

How Donald Trump's "All Vinegar, No Honey" Approach To Health Care Reform

Ended Up Backfiring






I Alone Can Fix It :

How Donald Trump's "All Vinegar, No Honey" Approach To Health Care Reform

Ended Up Backfiring

The president pitched himself as an expert deal-maker. But his attempt to
pass health care reform exposed his shortcomings and unfamiliarity with

Washington D.C.

Lachlan Markay

Asawin Suebsaeng

Sam Stein

07.29.17 3:20 PM ET

Daily Beast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-donald-trumps-all-vinegar-
no-honey-approach-to-healthcare-reform-ended-up-backfiring

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/ya4els2g

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On July 25, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was able to pull
off a minor political miracle when he convinced 50 members of his
caucusmany of them openly skepticalto back a measure to begin debate on an
unknown bill to overhaul Obamacare.

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The Kentucky Republican lost only two Senators on that vote. And though it
allowed the process to go forward, it by no means guaranteed final
success. In two days time, McConnell would need to hold a vote again, this
time to actually pass a bill.

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The next morning, President Donald Trump did what he tends to do when the
rest of the country drinks coffee. He took to Twitter. And in slightly
less than 140 characters, he attacked one of the two Republican holdouts,
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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Both Murkowski's office and Republican Senate aides insist that the tweet
was ephemeral, the type of oddly-aggressive political broadside that
everyone has come to expect from the presidents social media accounts. But
it certainly didnt help McConnell do his job. On Thursday night, McConnell
held that second vote. He and his lieutenants had been privately trying to
woo Murkowski by discussing the inclusion of reforms that would help her
home state. But before significant progress could be made, Trump struck
again.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke placed a call to the Senatorundoubtedly at
the behest of the White Houseletting her know that her position on health
care was putting her state in the crosshairs with the Trump
administration. After that point, GOP leadership largely wrote off the
possibility of winning Murkowski's support. They went into the evening
knowing they couldnt lose a single additional member. Ultimately, they
came up one vote short.

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The presidents treatment of Murkowski was a microcosm of a blunt,
ultimately doomed legislative strategy on health care. Trump,
congressional aides and administration officials say, was quick to
threaten Republicans who defected or looked like potential defections,
while offering little to flip no votes or boost those who stayed in line.

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The White House was all vinegar and no honey, and that only works if youre
feared, a senior administration official conceded to The Daily Beast.
Obviously [Senate GOP defectors] fear their voters more than Trump.

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Murkowski wasnt the only Senator to feel the Trump wrath. After returning
to the Senate following a brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
let it be known that he was unhappy with the process of passing health
care and amenable to voting no. When McCain did end up voting to begin
debate, Trump cheered him on Twitter. But his prior treatment of the
Senator could best be described as abusive. During the campaign, Trump had
questioned McCains heroism as a war prisoner and his political chops as a
presidential candidate.

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When it became evident that McCain might defect on the final vote, the
White House had precious few cards to play. There had been no significant
conversations between McCain and White House leading up to then. Vice
President Mike Pence tried talking the Senator into voting yes. But in the
wee hours of Friday, McCain walked into the chamber and thrust his thumb
down, effectively killing Trumps best chance for healthcare reform.


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