Spicer: 'It's time to vote' on GOP health care bill

Minutes later, Spicer reiterated "you guys are so negative", when he was asked about whether the White House considered having the bill pulled before the vote.

Spicer added that Trump was "a bit disappointed" in the fate of the healthcare bill, which was created to replace the 2010 Obamacare law.

"At the end of the day, this is the only train leaving the station that's going to be repealing ObamaCare and giving us an alternative to replace it", he said.

Looking ahead, Hobson said that even if the bill passes in the House on Friday, it may be amended in the Senate in a way that makes it unpalatable to the same House conservatives who fought its passage initially-making it hard to reconcile the two versions. "Is the president humbled by the process?"

The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful.

"At some point we either have a deal or we don't", Spicer said. In other words, based on this reporting, the bill had very little chance of success.

One reporter questioned the wisdom of holding a vote if the administration knows that the bill won't pass.

"The middle class desperately wants and needs a tax break", Spicer said.

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In plain English, what the Press Secretary was saying is that Trump wants to take away health care from 24 million people and use the projected savings to help to pay for his tax cuts.

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