CNN claimed that President Donald Trump threatened Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller while on camera yesterday. Republican senators met with the president to discuss the future of health care reform, after it was temporarily scrapped due to increased Republican opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed in the House of Representatives.
The president said the following, which CNN interpreted as a threat:
“This was the one we were worried about. You weren’t there. But you’re gonna be. You’re gonna be. Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he? And I think the people of your state, which I know very well, I think they’re gonna appreciate what you hopefully will do. Any senator who votes against starting debate is really telling America that you’re fine with Obamacare. But being fine with Obamacare isn’t enough for another reason. Because it’s gone. It’s failed. It’s not gonna be around.”