One Democrat says Americans won't forget the GOP was quick to celebrate the 'mean' bill, which passed in the House. (Photo: iStock)

Without some changes along the line, it seems likely that the Republican House’s attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act is going nowhere fast. And that’s before the Senate’s even finished its turn at writing a bill for the American Health Care Act.

At a White House lunch with 15 GOP senators, the president called the bill “mean” and said the Senate needs to put together a bill that is “more generous.” That’s according to an Associated Press report which cites two anonymous GOP congressional sources with knowledge of what went on in the closed-door meeting. Their description of the wording used by Trump varies, but not the sense.

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