President Donald Trump on Friday defended his party’s Senate majority, saying it is “unbelievably good” for the country and saying it was “unprecedented.”
The president’s comments came on the heels of the GOP-led Senate approving the GOP health care plan, which Trump and his allies strongly oppose.
Trump has repeatedly promised to make a deal with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who have blocked a GOP health plan that the president has called “a disgrace” and which has been widely derided.
He also suggested on Thursday that Republicans were “going to get along fine” with Schumer and Democrats on the Senate budget, which has not been included in the bill.
Trump said he’s satisfied with the GOP Senate, but he’s still waiting on a “great deal” from Democrats to make up for the failure of their bill.
He added that the Senate GOP plan is “a terrific, terrific, great plan.
I like it very much.
But we need to make sure we get it done.
We’re going to get it passed.”
Democrats and some Republicans say Trump’s comments were inappropriate, but Trump insisted the comments were a joke.
“I don’t really think we can talk about it,” Trump said.
“I think that’s what’s going to happen.
I think we’re going get along great.
I just think we need the Democrats to get their act together.”
Trump’s remarks come just days after he told CNN that the Democrats had a “f***ing problem.”