President Trump says he plans to finish health care reform before moving onto tax reform and formulating an infrastructure plan.
“I think we’re going very well with healthcare,” Trump told Fox Business Network in an interview. “And after that, we’re going to start on tax reform and infrastructure.”
The statement comes after the GOP’s failed efforts last month to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The two measures, dubbed the American Health Care Act, were pulled from the floor last minute as opposition to them mounted among House Republicans.
When pressed by the host as to why health care reform must come first, Trump admitted that business managers who say tax reform is more impactful are correct.
“They’re all right. But because I’m saving a tremendous amount, hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars we’re saving on healthcare,” the president said. “So we’re going to have a much better plan than ObamaCare, which is failing.”
But the president insisted that the savings from health care reform would be essential to moving on to taxes.
“So we’re saving tremendous amounts of money on health care when we get this done, number one. And most importantly, actually we’re going to have great healthcare. And all of that saving goes into the tax. If you don’t do that, you can’t put any of the savings into the tax cuts.”
Trump: I want to finish healthcare before starting on tax reform