Just a day after saying he would "let Obamacare fail," President Trump reversed course Wednesday and told Republican senators they should stay in Washington and work through August to salvage and pass a measure to replace it.
During a White House lunch, Trump used a familiar approach with senators — mixing friendly banter with pointed attacks — and referred to "their" promise to end Obamacare.
At one point, Trump singled out Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, who was sitting next to the president. Heller's Senate seat is considered the most endangered of any Republican facing reelection in 2018. He isn't likely to part ways on healthcare with his state's GOP governor, Brian Sandoval, who has been a vocal critic of the overhaul effort in Congress.