President Trump on Saturday proposed a "temporary deal" on health care so it could be settled during the midterm elections in 2018. "If we made a temporary deal, I think it would be a great thing for people, but it's really up to [Democrats]," Trump told reporters outside the White House.
"If we could do a one-year deal or a two-year deal as a temporary measure, you'll have block granting ultimately to the states, which is what the Republicans want," he added. "That really is a repeal and replace." Speaking with Mike Huckabee in an interview broadcast on TBN later Saturday, Trump pledged to "have health care before the election."
On Friday, Trump reached out to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) about working together on health care, but Schumer said he rejected Trump's terms.