Budget director Mick Mulvaney on fate of GOP health care bill: 'I have a lot of confidence in the president'

A House vote is expected today.

"That's up to the House to count their own votes," Mulvaney said in an interview on ABC News' "Good Morning America."

The White House said it is "confident" the bill will pass. "We feel this should be done in the light of day, not in the wee hours of the night and we are confident the bill will pass in the morning," according to White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

He went on, "That's the message I delivered on his behalf last night and I hope the House Republicans were listening. I think they were."

Trump had made his final sales pitch to conservative House Freedom Caucus members at the White House earlier Thursday. But after the meeting, caucus members said they hadn't reached a point where they could back the American Health Care Act in its current form.

While acknowledging the White House might not get the votes it needs to pass the health bill, Trump's budget director said he's confident in the president's ability to seal the deal.

"I have a lot of confidence in the president," Mulvaney said. "The president is a tremendous sales person, a tremendous closer. I wouldn't count him out."

ABC News' Mary Bruce, Devin Dwyer, John Parkinson, MaryAlice Parks, Arlette Saenz and Benjamin Siegel contributed to this report.