President Donald Trump called Wednesday for repealingthe Obamacare individual mandate in a tax overhaul, a daybefore House GOP leaders planned to unveil a bill without thatprovision.

In a pair of tweets, Trump said: “Wouldn’t it be great to Repealthe very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate in ObamaCare anduse those savings for further Tax Cuts for the Middle Class. TheHouse and Senate should consider ASAP as the process of finalapproval moves along.”

The idea, proposed Sunday by Senator TomCotton of Arkansas, could complicate the plans of Republicans tokeep the health care and tax debates separate. Party leaders worrythat reopening the politically painful Obamacare debate would costthem crucial votes on a tax bill.

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