President Donald Trump expects a new deal on healthcare soon
"I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly," Trump said at a bipartisan reception held for senators and their spouses at the White House.
"I think it's going to happen because we've all been promising – Democrat, Republican – we've all been promising that to the American people," he said.
A Republican plan backed by President Trump to overhaul the US healthcare system was pulled on Friday after it failed to garner enough support to pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
President Trump, a Republican, did not mention that failure at the reception nor did he offer specifics on how he planned for lawmakers to reach a consensus on a healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, familiarly known as Obamacare.
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Trump told lawmakers at the reception that he would be talking about infrastructure and investing in the military, without offering a time frame or details.
"Hopefully, it will start being bipartisan, because everybody really wants the same thing. We want greatness for this country that we love," he said.