Trump to Tom Price, jokingly: 'You're fired' if Republicans don't pass healthcare bill

Donald Trump Ryan Zinke Rick Perry Tom PriceCNNPresident Donald Trump, pointing at Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, offscreen, during a speech at the Boy Scouts Jamboree, July 24, 2017.

Speaking at the National Boy Scout Jamboree, President Donald Trump jokingly admonished Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price over the looming vote on the Republican healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate.

“You going to get the votes?” Trump asked during his remarks.

“He better get them,” Trump said, turning back to the audience.

“He better get them … otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired,” Trump continued, pointing a finger-gun at the crowd, which greeted the comment with laughter and applause.

Trump’s comments come after a speech earlier on Monday at the White House held with so-called Obamacare victims. The president called on Republican legislators to fulfil their promise to repeal Obamacare, saying that it would collapse if left in place and touting the benefits the GOP say would come from passing its bill, known as the Better Care and Reconciliation Act.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a motion to proceed with debate on an Obamacare replacement legislation.

President Trump: We have a chance to repeal and replace Obamacare, “hopefully they will do it”
— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2017

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