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Budget director says Trump wants another health-care vote before any other votes

Mick Mulvaney on CNN

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made it clear he wants to "move on" from health care after the GOP's latest plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare stalled out — but President Trump "seems pretty stuck on the issue," said CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday in an interview with White House budget director Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney confirmed continued priority for health care is the Trump administration's official stance, telling Tapper Trump does want to see another vote on the issue before Congress votes on anything else. "In the White House's view, they can't move on in the Senate," he said. "You can't promise folks you're going to do something for seven years, and then not do it."

Mulvaney cast this dogged focus as "the president simply reflecting the mood of the people," a point on which Tapper was not quite persuaded, noting that polling indicates rising support for ObamaCare in light of the Republican alternatives. Watch Mulvaney's comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian