Trump Administration Shifts Focus to Foreign Policy Amid Healthcare Stall

July 17, 2017

Washington, D.C- Trey Yingst, OAN Chief White House Correspondent

As lawmakers struggle to pass the Senate healthcare bill President Trump is focusing the White House on foreign policy .

A vote on the Senate healthcare bill has been pushed back at least a week after Senator John McCain had eye surgery and is now recovering.

The slowdown on healthcare and general domestic policy has administration officials looking for victories in other areas. Namely, addressing the tensions in Syria, Afghanistan and North Korea.

On Monday at the White House, Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed frustration with actions taken specifically by Democratic lawmakers.

“It’s time for Senate Democrats to drop this pointless and petty gamesmanship and start working with this administration on behalf of the American people,” Press Secretary Spicer said.

The White House is expected to release new foreign policy plans in the coming days. The strategies are a culmination of  ideas from the President’s visits abroad and the work of his national security team in Washington.

  • Sui-Juris

    “The White House is expected to release new foreign policy plans in the coming days. The strategies are a culmination of ideas from the President’s visits abroad and the work of his national security team in Washington.”

    Should have lead with that and expanded upon it. All that other junk just contradicted itself.

  • Jay

    Where is Sessions gets his butt chewed out and like a little boy he goes and sits in the corner, hey Sessions grow a pair and tell Trump to take this job and shove it

  • JJCaro

    Make no mistake. Healthcare did NOT stall. Healthcare was obstructed by both Democrat and Republican corrupt establishment legislators who are NOT willing to give the control of the country back to the people. This slap in the face is NOT to President Trump, but to you and to us, who elected him to put our country back on sound footing. He IS doing his job and we can count on him to continue to do so. But the criminal element who have taken over Washington and who THINK they are running the country MUST be taught the same less we taught to Hillary Clinton in 2016. SHE thought she was invincible because SHE had the right donors. THEY think their jobs are secure because of THEIR donors too – bit pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, globalists from outside the United States, and even enemy foreign nations dead set on destroying America from within. These congressmen of both houses are underestimating President Trump AND the American people. Hillary did that and she lost. They are doing it and they will be completely blindsided in 2018 because they, like HRC refused to see the handwriting on the wall. They have decided that they can play a game of cat and mouse with POTUS and with US. Trouble is, we are onto their game and we are about to take the ball away from them once and for all. President Trump WILL drain the swamp and Americans WILL receive our great country back. We ALL need to work to assure that only the best people are elected in 2018. No doubt President Trump will be rallying for the people he wants and against those he no longer wants. It will be up to US, one person, one vote to assure we give him the kind of people he needs to support OUR programs. We WANT our WALL NOW. WE WANT Obamacare repealed NOW. We WANT Planned Parenthood defunded for GOOD; and we want it NOW. No more dead Americans in the trash cans of abortion clinics. Those babies are the future of America – the GREAT America. AND we want everything President Trump asks for to be provided immediately without argument or obstruction. We are fighting for our country, folks. We need each other and we need to be strong for him. Turn OFF your televisions. Boycott lying propaganda media. Put a giant American flag on your car. And get out and work to assure President Trump gets all the backing and support he needs to get the job done. He is working very hard for us. Let’s at least do the same for him.

  • Jam Jenes

    Wish that both Houses could be forced to straight vote on repeal only.

    Then we’d know which pubs we need to primary.

  • come and take it

    huh, i’d have thought that you’d have voted for leadership that could pull a congress run by his own party together to accomplished what they said they were going to do.

    but you voted for “grit”… interesting.

    imagine what it’s gonna be like when his party loses one or both house in the mid-terms. grit is all you’ll have.

  • Bill Jr

    ‘Screw You Guys, We’re Staying Home!’

    • Jam Jenes

      I think the better idea would be, “Screw you incumbents, you’re being primaried!”

  • DC Cooper

    Trump is a Russian puppet. Thnx folks! you put Putin in the White House! Better get him a security clearance like Kushner!

  • DC Cooper

    Now we have found out Trump had another meeting with Putin for an hour. Why does he hide so much? why so secretive? Why is it always with Russians? While he is under investigation for colluding with Russia? Why does all the people around trump meet with Russians all the time and lie bout it? What is this potus trying to do for Putin? is it payback for services rendered in the 2016 election? this guy is nuts!

  • donnieboy64

    for me it’s all about the scotus. if he does zip until he’s gone other than name at teast one more supreme, couple that with no anti-american anti-male feminist p,o,s hillary and i am fine as georgia pine.

    • DC Cooper

      Russian pine?

  • DC Cooper

    Mr Trump, Remember when you said you were gonna repeal and replace Obamacare? when you said it would be easy? When you said you were gonna have healthcare for everyone? at a fraction of the cost? ……What happened? don’t blame the dems, they weren’t invited to the show.

  • Wink Martindale

    So much for the great negotiator. What happened to the all the “deals” Trump will make to insure cross state insurance competition and dealing with the pharmaceutical industry to put prices in check? Apparently Trump likes playing POTUS while not actually doing the work & thinking required to lead.

    • Loikiemikiekie

      and, what happened to, “Trump has no path to 270…” “Hillary in a landslide”?

    • DC Cooper

      Bingo!!!

    • fredo

      not very impressive.

    • come and take it

      i heard he’s got a sequel coming out to his book The Art of the Deal….it’s called The Art of the Fail.

      and he has no interest in cross-state insurance competition.

      here, hear it from his own mouth:

      https://youtube.com/watch?v=TPJfKdp3bDs

  • icthelite

    I have been saying for several years now that the best thing to do was to let ACA program run its course. After the subsidies ran out it was apparent for states and insurance companies depending on them, plain to all that this program was on a one way downhill dead end street called failure.
    The left did nothing but watch as it spiraled to its death. Seven years they had to make it better but did nothing. Now they and several RINO’s, are dead set against implementing anything, even a plan that is almost a duplicate of theirs, to make sure their constituents have health care.
    Ever wonder why? Remember when “Slick Willy” was in The Chair? 1993? The Health Security Act, nicknamed ” The Hillary Care Act”? The Democrats, being the socialist they are, want a fully controlled universal program. you know, like the well run VA, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
    The left could care less about the demise of their ACA plan. You can bet that some where in someone’s desk drawer there is a program waiting to be disclosed as soon as the ACA draws its’ last breath. But you can bet that who ever is holding that plan is hoping that the ACA doesn’t burn out before the left gains control of Congress again.

    • come and take it

      nope, the best thing to do is repeal it and de-regulate.

      get the government out of healthcare, constrain it with the constitution, let the private market work, and require individuals to be responsible and accountable for their own healthcare.

      but there’s two things preventing us from getting to that….trump and the republican’ts.

  • Bill Jr

    Trump Administration Shifts Focus To “Martial Law” Amid Congressional Republicans Failure To “Play Ball!” Set To Implement After The New Guantanamo Bay Retirement Home Is Finished Constuction.

  • River

    There is no reason to rewrite a failed bill and the first and ONLY vote should have been for REPEAL! Then the obstructionists will have 2 years to fish or cut bait.

    • DC Cooper

      we will all be dead by then, so who cares?

  • Hawk

    Truth be known, Trump was not a top 5 choice of mine as the Republican nominee, but, I am getting more and more impressed as time goes on. With all the obstruction going on I find it remarkable in what he has accomplished to date! He is knocking off one by one the campaign promises, and many of those promises not scratched off as done are not his fault; such as Obamacare not being repealed as of yet, or the filling of all appointed positions, or immigration reform, to name a few. In my mind, Trump is doing a heck of a job, and no, I don’t have to love his tweets, or his verbiage or his hair to give him credit!

    • PatrickJ

      Well said, Hawk. Keep it coming.

    • Bill Jr

      The Fact That He’s Hated More and More Vehemently By The Lame Stream Media and DemonCrats Day By Day Is Enough To Give him a ‘Gold Star’ In My Book. Personally I Thought Dr. Ben Was The Most Mature Out of All The Candidates, Even If his Political and Foreign Policy Experience Were On The Shy Side. He Would Have Shown The Black Community Why They Never Should Have Went To The Democratic Party From The Republican Party.

      • #9

        My thoughts exactly! Well said. The only reason I did not vote for Ben in my states primary was he had already taken himself out, so I did vote for President Trump instead. Still glad I did. He is a work horse and lasered focused! Anyone pales incomparision. May God Bless Him!

        • DC Cooper

          Ben thinks the pyramid’s are grain silo’s. he is a brilliant neurosurgeon but thats where it ends

      • come and take it

        But Alas, We Got Trumpclown….

      • JJCaro

        Good choice. Now Ben Carson is working for us as well. Its the best of both worlds. Keep up the good work.

    • DC Cooper

      take a closer look, he has not done very much. He did sign a bunch ceremonial crap that is meaningless. Where is the BIG BEAUTIFUL HEALTHCARE BILL he promised his entire campaign? He never had a plan. That is a common theme with him

    • Wink Martindale

      What exactly has Trump accomplished of any significance other than appoint a new SC Judge?

      • Hawk

        a) appointed a new member of SCOTUS
        b) withdrew the U.S. from TPPI
        c) withdrew th eU.S. from the Paris Accord
        d) got both pipelines started again
        e) deregulated Obama’s EPA Coal restrictions
        f) responsible for a 60+% drop in illegal border closings
        g) signed a current peace initiative in Syria
        h) instituted immigration blockades to potential Muslim extremist
        i) Placed “Mad Dog” Mattis as Sec of Defense which has devastated ISIS and backed Russia up
        j) scale back the provisions of Dodd-Frank and repeal the upcoming fiduciary rule
        k) passed a budget to target infrastructure rebuild
        l) passed bill to build the military back up
        m) fired Comey that democrats hated
        n) instructed Congress to repeal Obamacare, they have to do the rest, he cannot as POTUS
        o) is currently draining the swamp and trashing a bias media
        P………………and I am getting writers cramp………

        I googled Trumps other accomplishments that Americans can feel, was so much I did not want to keep on going, think I made my point, you lost yours!

        • come and take it

          most of those are simple executive orders.

          congress passes bills and sets budgets, not trump.

          if the democrats hated comey, why would you get rid of him?

          how is he draining the swamp? he has done away with none of the unconstitutional, bloated, federal bureaucracy/departments…instead he just appointed all his buddies to head them up.

          acting like a clown on a social media platfom designed for narcissistc teenage girls is not trashing biased media, it’s acting like a clown. the way you trash the media is by holding press conferences and calling them out to their faces in front of their own cameras.

          how did he “scale back” dodd-frank? by simply talking about it? congress is the only group that can change laws, and i hain’t seen ’em do that yet.

          putting mattis in as sec def violated the national security act of 1947. if having an executive that disregards the law is an accomplishment, then stand proud.

          and re: repealing obamacare – he claimed he’d bring congress together to do it. he has both houses of congress and he can’t do it. that’s pathetic.

          if those are “accomplishments”, i have a bridge for sale and we need to discuss this great investment opportunity for you.

    • come and take it

      what has he accomplished re: his campaign promises? i mean other than gorsuch and paris accord…

      -the wall isn’t built, construction hasn’t begun, and mexico is not paying for it
      -taxes have not been cut
      -obamacare has not been repealed
      -the iran deal has not been nullified
      -we’re still in nafta
      -muslim immigration has not ceased
      -wetbacks have not been deported

      other than gorsuch, what has he actually even come close to living up to yet?

  • All American

    There’s no stopping President Trump🇺🇸
    The taxpaying American voters can hardly wait until 11/6/18, 2020 & 2022
    We will assist Our President to build a “house” that will not faulter!
    MAGA MASA

    • DC Cooper

      some day, over the rainbow.republicans are pathetic

      • Hawk

        The trifecta would be not just being in the majority in the House and Senate, but being so by a large enough margin to stop Democrat obstruction.

        • River

          Don’t feed the trolls, please!

        • DC Cooper

          so now a majority in both houses and the potus is not enough? Here’s a thought, maybe you as republicans should start thinking about the majority of people instead of the minority of far right republicans

          • Hawk

            How ironic that you accuse Republicans of the very thing that unseated Democrats and led to a the House and Senate and POTUS being Conservative! But then again, never have personally witnessed Liberals taking the blame for anything.

          • DC Cooper

            the pendulum swings back and fourth. Hey heres something new, Trump bragged that he brought back 45, 000 new coal jobs since being in office. Actual total jobs in coal mining are 51,000. Trump actually was responsible for 800 new coal mining jobs. Yup, he lied again.

          • Hawk

            Show your source? I can show you the news stories from MSM that 600,000 new jobs under Trump have been created to date, and that is arrived at by Obama’s methodology. But, as a true Trump hater, I am sure you can find some imperfection!

          • DC Cooper

            right back at ya. Good luck with that devotion to Trump. I’m not buying anything he’s selling.Today he lied to the country again with his accomplishments. Said he passed 49 major pieces of legislation . second most in history for this six month’s. Ha, it ranks 14th and half were s-it like naming buildings.

          • Hawk

            I don’t play diverting Troll games Coop, in other words I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man! Go educate yourself, then come back!

          • come and take it

            says the other unarmed man….

          • come and take it

            the house, senate, and potus are not conservative. they are big-gov’t populist republicans.

          • JJCaro

            We are going to have to work on that, aren’t we? Oooooh this is so much fun – winning. Its probably the ONLY thing President Trump said wrong. We will NEVER tire of winning. Its too much fun.

        • JJCaro

          Its coming, Hawk. Democrats have 24 seats up for re-election in 2018. When we win them all, we’ll have a supermajority in the Senate. Trouble is, some Republican Senators are nothing but obstructionists themselves. THOSE are the one we are going to have to rid ourselves of before the real work can actually begin. For now (2018) we’ll be satisfied running the table and ridding ourselves of Democrat obstructionists. It WILL happen. They won’t even see it coming – just like 2016. Keep up the good work.

      • jfbtx

        Before you think that the Trump election was just one of those things, think again. Most people who voted for Trump where and are completely disgusted with how this country has dissolved in a buck of crap. Democrats have sold the freedoms, liberties and justice down the toilet, why because it didn’t fit their socialist, communist views. But those that voted Trump in to office also aren’t done, they know what is going on and for the most part over 50 percent them realize that it might just take a revolution that is paid for in blood to correct the mess that the liberals (Democrats socialist) have gotten us in. The trifecta will be the return of Justice, Freedom and Liberty and unfortunately for Liberals that means Self-Accountability and Responsibility. But freedom, liberty and justice does come without a price. So all of this hanging on to Obama and the socialist, Muslim crap will be the American Spring, it’s coming.

        • DC Cooper

          I can trace all the woes of this country directly to the financial crash of the Bush administration.
          Your threats of a bloody rebellion are troubling. I get the frustration, but I also think your aim is off. I don’t see any socialist Muslim crap. Thats the story guys like Alex jones push for ratings, power, and money. Trump is off the rails and doesn’t have a plan for anything. How do you not see that? Look at Healthcare, he promised he had a plan that would be a fraction the cost and cover everyone. Really? you think that was true? so you voted for Trump. He is a con man and you are gonna really be pissed when none of his jobs promises come true, and the economy stays right where it is.

          • jfbtx

            You can’t either. The countries woes started long before that, we liberals and progressives began their march against the constitution and states rights. When the progressive (Democrats) began their nationalist government movement. For the record Trump doesn’t control congress, maybe you should do some research into how the government runs. I don’t care one way or the other whether the promises Trump made come about, I chalk it up to a government that needs to be corrected and that the fact is that there is a revolution brewing that no one can stop. The mess isn’t Trumps and it isn’t Bush, in fact that was caused again by the Democrats who controlled congress. It’s time to end the progressives.

          • DC Cooper

            so now you think democrats have had control over congress for ever.. you see it all as a democrat thing and refuse to acknowledge republicans SHARE the blame for ALL the problems in government. You now are making excuses for Trump saying he doesn’t control congress. Thank God!! He’s not a f-cking KING!. The USA is not a corporation either, we are a republic. You are in a bad place my friend. You don’t see how Trump is selling this country out to Russia right now? They are not our friends. You are closely aligned with Bannon and his fatalistic vision of the world.

          • JJCaro

            You SHOULD be a “Trumper” if you are an American. This good man is working to make YOUR country great for YOU so YOU can have a good, safe, and prosperous life. How can any American dispute with him knowing that about him?

        • Wink Martindale

          Wow, you’re really worked up Grampa- Looks like its nap time for you.

          • jfbtx

            Not even worked up. And when ever you want to go for a little work let me know kid. Be glad to show you how it’s done. Not worked up at all; just a peek into what is brewing. It’s not about exercising a vote anymore to his supporters, his about what they know is wrong with the country. They also have voted enough to know it hasn’t changed anything, reality is that they have reached that tipping point. And when that occurs they know of only one fix because they have tried all the others. That’s the hard facts. Whether you or I agree is about that isn’t going to change the course that has been set.

        • come and take it

          the reason this country has “dissolved in a buck [sic] of crap” is because they country’s leadership has moved away from what made it the greatest nation in history…constitutional conservatism.

          if you want to get back to that greatness you have to go back to those principles and elect constitutional conservatives to govern, not big-gov’t liberal populists like trump.

          if you and the rest of the trumpanzees weren’t so blinded by your rage you’d see that.

          • jfbtx

            I’m not a Trumper. It’s because the leadership is corrupt. The are after all lawyers, which means by the very nature of that they all suffer from Narcissism. There are two things that Federal government is to do, “Common Defense and “Free Trade and Commerce”. After that they have no responsibility. However, people have given them authority but they still have no responsibility or accountability for their actions.

          • JJCaro

            Just be sure you don’t shoot yourself in the foot while you are trying to get back to that pie in the sky constitutional conservatism. President Trump is the ONLY leader in our lifetime who has done anything for the American people or the country. Your ideals just may be your downfall because they are entirely too exclusionary. Support the president you DO have and give him the tools he needs to get the job done that he is working so hard to do for YOU. By the way, President Trump is NOT a big government, liberal, or populist. You have completely misjudged and mischaracterized him. He ran for office to MAGA. What issue can you possibly take with that if you are indeed an American?

    • come and take it

      i have sneaking suspicion the american electorate is gonna stop trump…in the mid-terms.