That doesn't mean the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is done for.
House lawmakers and aides say the bill is short of support before the vote Trump insists be held.
Spicer said that Trump is a "bit disappointed", because he worked very hard to get the disparate factions of the Republican Party on the same page on health care. Spicer also praised the president's efforts to get the bill passed. "I think that is where the president has drawn the line". "The president understands this is it".
"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.
Murray's question was pretty straight that merited an equally simple answer or, in case of Trump's representatives like Kellyanne Conway and Spicer himself, even a simple lie.
House leaders postponed a vote today on their plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, as they struggled to meet demands of conservative lawmakers who say they can not support the bill.
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Democrat Bob Casey says he will vote "no" on President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's highest court. Flake agreed, saying "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, but I think we'll get him confirmed".
"At some point we either have a deal or we don't", Spicer said.
But on the other hand, if the bill is able to pass both chambers of Congress and go to Trump's desk to be signed, insurers might be pleased by the removal of the ACA's essential health benefits requirements, according to Hobson.
One reporter questioned the wisdom of holding a vote if the administration knows that the bill won't pass.
"You guys are so negative", Spicer said.
Unless White House aides have access to a time machine, it's far too late to put fresh distance between Trump and the man Trump tasked with running his campaign.