Trump: 'Time for Republicans & Democrats to Get Together' on Health Care Plan

Susan Jones | January 5, 2017 | 7:32am EST
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. listens to a question during a news conference on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

( - One day after tweeting that "Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster," President-elect Donald Trump is now urging the two parties to come together to fix it.

In three tweets early Thursday morning, Trump wrote:

"The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, the typical political thing and BLAME. The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning."Keep you doctor, keep your plan!" It is.......time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!"

This follows a triple tweet on Wednesday, in which Trump also referred to Democrats as "clowns":

"Republicans must be careful in that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster, with its poor coverage and massive premium the 116% hike in Arizona. Also, deductibles are so high that it is practically useless. Don't let the Schumer clowns out of this web...massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess. It will fall of its own weight - be careful!"

As has reported, Schumer and other Democrats are hammering Republicans for moving to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan ready to go.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that the "anxiety is palpable" among Republicans on how to replace Obamacare. He noted that even House Speaker Paul Ryan, "one of the most articulate Republicans on Capitol Hill," was "unable" to tell a news conference on Wednesday why Republicans have not revealed details of their replacement plan.

Schumer on Wednesday said "a good number" of Republicans "are really worried about this." Schumer and other Democrats say they are unified in their intention to salvage the Affordable Care Act, and they plan to do it by exploiting Republican divisions over what comes next.

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