In doing so?
He is bucking those Republicans looking to breakup the Affordable Healthcare Law (Obamacare) and he is supporting Collins who got double crossed by Mitch McConnell and the Republicans on the Tax Bill promises made to her…
Of course…Donald Trump’s promises often do NOT last….
President Trump assured two Senate Republicans in a weekend conference call that he wants tens of billions of dollars to lower health-care premiums included in a must-pass spending bill.
Trump made the commitment related to payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act in an hour-long call Saturday with Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Susan Collins (Maine), according to three people briefed on the conversation.
Trump then called top GOP leaders in the House and the Senate to reiterate his support for the deal, the people said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail the private conversations.
However it remained uncertain Monday whether the health-care language would end up in the massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that must pass by midnight Friday to stave off a government shutdown. The legislation was expected to be released Monday night, but the parties were still debating several issues, including the health-care language….