In an early morning tweet, President Donald Trump made the shocking revelation that he was in negotiations with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on reforming Obamacare.
In the tweet, Trump said, “I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!”
No specifics on the potential deal were announced. The president also did not say when further details would be available.
Republican attempts to pass a healthcare bill recently failed in the Senate. Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) had announced that they would not vote for the bill.
Any deal with Democrats would be certain to leave the core of Obamacare intact. While many Republicans would likely oppose such a bill, a bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Trump supporters in the GOP could form a majority. It is possible that such a coalition could even get enough votes to end a filibuster.