Larry Kudlow, an economics adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said President Donald Trump’s dealmaking with lawmakers is reminiscent of the Gipper’s.
Trump on Tuesday addressed Republican lawmakers in a closed-door meeting at the Capitol, warning them that they could lose their seats in Congress if they don’t pass a bill to overhaul Obamacare. The disputed GOP proposal, known as the American Health Care Act, aims to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
“Reagan was a dealmaker. Trump is a dealmaker. The House has to learn to be a dealmaker,” Kudlow said on CNBC. “It’s like the GOP needs to practice bipartisanship with itself.” He recalled times when Reagan and former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill would hammer out government policy despite their differences.
Negotiations between the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which wants a complete repeal of Obamacare, and Trump have been ongoing since Speaker of the House