Trump Takes Victory Lap, Says Obamacare Is Dead

United States President Donald Trump took a ‘victory lap’ at the White House Rose Garden on Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan.

The bill’s passage represented a step toward fulfilling a top Trump campaign pledge and a seven-year Republican quest to dismantle Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

Even as lawmakers were voting, Trump had announced plans to hold a victory celebration in the White House Rose Garden if the legislation was approved.

The effort now faces new hurdles in the Senate, where the Republicans have only a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat chamber and where just a few Republican defections could sink the bill.

Thursday’s vote handed Trump his biggest legislative victory.

With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the bill.

Trump Says Obamacare Key Provisions To Remain

Donald Trump Says Obamacare Key Provisions To RemainUS President-elect, Donald Trump says he might not completely abolish President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill, popularly called Obamacare.

Mr Trump, who has pledged to repeal the 2010 law, says he will keep the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.

He also says he favours allowing young adults to be insured on their parents’ policies.

According to the President-elect, it was his meeting with Mr Obama on Thursday that made him reconsider his calls for an all-out replacement of the affordable care act.

Meanwhile, anti-Trump protests continue in the United States, with violence reported in some parts of the country.

Thousands have remained unhappy with president-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S presidential elections, and have continued to take to the streets of major cities, in a third day of more violent protests.

Following Wednesday’s election results, the protesters had since begun protesting across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, while smashing windows and starting up fires as a way of expressing their frustration.

Unperturbed, Mr Donald Trump, has said that he will soon be making ‘very important decision’ on persons that will be in his cabinet.

Mr Trump announced the plan on Friday on his Twitter handle.

“Busy day planned in New York. Will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government,” the tweet read.