WASHINGTON D.C. (CBSNewYork) — A vote to repeal and substitute ObamaCare hit a snag because the White Home continued to grapple with questions on alleged ties to Russia on Sunday.
President Trump returned to his golf membership in New Jersey, Sunday to observe the ultimate spherical of the U.S. Ladies’s Open.
The low key setting was in stark distinction to the evolving controversy over Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 assembly with a Russian lawyer who promised dust on Hillary Clinton.
“We might discover on the market might have been different assembly as nicely — we don’t know that but, however what we’ve seen is a continuing effort to cover contacts with Russians,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) stated.
On Sunday, Trump as soon as once more defended his eldest son, tweeting, “My son Don is being scorned by the Pretend Information Media.”
Considered one of Mr. Trump’s legal professionals later stated there was nothing unlawful concerning the assembly, and the president solely lately discovered about it.
“I have to be clear on this — the President’s engagement on this was that he was not conscious of it, and didn’t take part in any of this, so I need to be actually clear on that,” Jay Sekulow stated.
The president’s legislative agenda additionally hit a snag on Sunday.
Republicans postponed motion on the well being care invoice as they await Senator John McCain to return to Washington. He’s recovering from surgical procedure to take away a blood clot above his eye, and Republicans want his vote.
“There are numerous of us who’ve considerations about this invoice. It might result in insurance policy that basically, are barely insurance coverage,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) stated.
A New Washington Submit-ABC Information ballot put the president’s approval score at simply 36-%, the bottom 6 month mark for a president since 1975.
Trump dismissed the outcomes of the ballot, saying the identical ballot additionally predicted Hillary Clinton would win 2016.