Chuck Schumer has one mission in life.

Protect Obama’s legacy at all costs.

But just when he thought it was safe, Donald Trump yanked the rug out from under him in one big defeat.

Donald Trump thrilled conservatives when he ended Obamacare’s illegal cost-sharing subsidies.

These bailouts for the insurance companies – which funnel taxpayer money to insurers – were written into the law, but Congress refused to fund them.

Obama lawlessly continued to make the payments and the Republican House sued to stop him.

Trump ended the payments and called on Congress to enter negotiations to come up with a deal to repeal Obamacare.

Unfortunately pro-Obamacare swamp creatures in the GOP – led by RINO Lamar Alexander of Tennessee – rushed into negotiations on a bill with Chuck Schumer and Democrats to restore the bailout and prop-up Obamacare.

They tentatively reached an agreement on a bailout with fig leaf “concessions” to conservatives.

Schumer quickly declared victory as conservatives fumed.

But Donald Trump stepped up to the plate and killed it dead.

This infuriated Chuck Schumer.

He threw a temper tantrum and declared that negotiations on Obamacare were over.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer refused to reopen negotiations on a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare insurance payments after President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan opposed it.

Schumer said the agreement reached by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday is a good deal and that they shouldn’t go back to the table. Alexander had tweeted that he would work to strengthen the agreement to win Trump’s support.

They came up with what we think is a balanced and fair plan and we ought to try to get that done,” Schumer told reporters referring to Murray and Alexander. “Every time you come up with a plan somebody complains and they say lets renegotiate that doesn’t work. So far it has been the president that has done that. Not Lamar, not Patty, not the House and Senate leadership…

…Schumer seemed surprised by Trump’s about-face on the deal, as Trump had earlier urged Alexander to reopen talks with Murray to reach a deal. Trump decided on late Thursday to end the cost-sharing payments starting today.

“It is my understanding that when we had come up with our final agreement which happened with Patty, Lamar, and me at about 1 p.m. yesterday that the White House was OK with it,” Schumer said.”

Schumer thought Trump’s move had backed skittish Republicans into a corner and teed up an easy victory.

But as Donald Trump proved yet again, he had a few tricks up his sleeve.