President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children’s health insurance | Puerto Rico’s water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents’ right to sue Crying on TV doesn’t qualify Kimmel to set nation’s gun agenda Trump knocks ‘fake’ news coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday to ask for help on reviving health-care legislation, according to Axios.
Trump was looking for “a path forward on health care,” a GOP source told Axios.
The White House and Schumer’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the call.
Trump, who has known Schumer for years, has previously reached out to the fellow New Yorker and Democratic leader on issues.
Trump sided with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over GOP leaders in early September on a short-term bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months while providing hurricane and disaster recovery aide after a storm battered Texas.
Trump’s call with Schumer comes as Republicans look to score their first major legislative victory this year after maintaining unified control of government.
GOP efforts to fulfill a seven-year campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare collapsed twice in the Senate this year, forcing Republicans to turn their attention to tax reform.
Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report