The Hill by Jonathan Easley and Scott Wong
President Trump has so far managed to avoid becoming a target for the conservative backlash to Speaker Paul Ryan’s ObamaCare repeal and replace plan, even as the White House vigorously whips support for the bill.
Ryan hasn’t been so lucky.
News, which has long been one of Ryan’s most vocal foes, panned his
American Health Care Act as “Speaker Ryan’s ObamaCare 2.0.”
Powerful conservative groups Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, whose
leaders discussed the issue with Trump on Wednesday, have branded the
bill as “RyanCare.” A FreedomWorks digital ad included a photoshopped
image of former President Obama laughing with his arm around the
And in an interview with Breitbart, Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) said Ryan is working to deceive Trump about the bill, accusing
the Speaker of “trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the president.”