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Trump said 'Obamacare is death'

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President Trump on Monday said "Obamcare is death" while demanding that the Senate take up legislation for repealing and replacing the healthcare law.

"Obamacare has broken our healthcare system," he said during a press conference at the White House. "It is broken, it's collapsing, it's gone."

"They run out and say 'death, death, death,'" Trump added of Democrats' reaction to attempts at repealing Obamacare. "Well, Obamacare is death."

"The American people have waited long enough. There has been enough talk and no action. We must repeal and replace Obamacare."

Trump added that Republicans must fulfill their "solemn promise" to repeal and replace Obamacare and fix America's healthcare system.

"So far Senate Republicans have not done their job in repealing Obamacare," he said. "The Democrats are obstructionists. That's all they are, all they're good for."

"The Democrats are not giving us one vote, so we need every single vote from Republicans, which is not easy to do."

Trump has made repealing and replacing Obamacare a key priority of his administration after having campaigned extensively on that pledge in 2016.

Republicans have struggled to agree on the best strategy for reforming the controversial healthcare law, however, despite having majorities in both the House and Senate.

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