Trump says vote on GOP health care plan will be taken after the 2020 election

Republicans have yet to present a plan to replace Obamacare but the president has implied that he has one.
2:04 | 04/02/19

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Transcript for Trump says vote on GOP health care plan will be taken after the 2020 election
Tonight, president trump and the plan he says will replace Obamacare. Just days after backing a full repeal of Obamacare and saying the Republican party would be the party of health care, now he says the plan won't be revealed until after the 2020 election. Here's ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: One week after saying he would make the Republicans the party of health care -- I understand health care now, especially very well. A lot of people don't understand it. Reporter: President trump now says that will have to wait until after the 2020 election. The backtracking started last night with a tweet. "Vote will be taken right after the election when Republicans hold the senate and win back the house." The president's initial promise came after he decided last week to attempt to completely terminate Obamacare through the courts. A move that could leave tens of millions of people without health insurance. Now, he's saying the Republican replacement plan will have to wait. If we get back the house and on the assumption we keep the senate and we keep the presidency, which I hope are two good assumptions, we're going to have a phenomenal health care. Reporter: The about face comes after Republican leaders in congress told the president they had no interest in pushing through a health care bill any time soon. I made it clear to him, we were not going to be doing that in the senate. Reporter: Republicans have yet to present a plan to replace Obamacare, but today, the president implied he already has one. When the plan comes out, which we'll be showing you at the appropriate time, it's much better than Obamacare, so, when the plan comes out, you'll see it. Jon Karl with us live tonight at the white house. And Jon, president trump talked about that plan right there, he said when it's available, the public will see it, to replace Obamacare. I know our team reached out to Mitch Mcconnell's office. Are senate Republicans aware of any plan tonight? Reporter: No word on that from the Republicans, but David, if there is a plan, it is one of Washington's best-kept secrets, because nobody seems to know what it is. Jon Karl live at the white Jon, thank you. Next here tonight, to

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