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Trump tweets that the effort to repeal Obamacare ‘is not dead!’

President Trump used an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One on Friday.
President Trump used an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One on Friday.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump says the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly referred to as Obamacare, is not dead.

In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Trump said, “Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!”

He also appeared to call on GOP senators to demand another health care vote before tackling any other legislation.

An effort to undo Obamacare ended early Friday when Senator John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting against the so-called skinny repeal measure.

Trump’s afternoon attempt at persuading Republican lawmakers to continue with the repeal fight wasn’t his only tweet of note on Saturday.

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In the morning, he took to the social media platform to rail against the Senate’s filibuster rule.


Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com