Mitch McConnell, the acting Senate Majority leader, has told the President that he’s not going to get what he wants involving the repeal of on an incredibly controversial bill.

That bill, a relic of the Obama era (as well as Obama’s triumph, at least to liberals), is none other than Obamacare.

Trump ran on a platform fully endorsing repealing and replacing Obamacare.

It was a popular campaign promise because many people have been negatively affected by Obamacare as it’s caused the price of their health insurance prices to rise anywhere from 50-150% since its passage.

Trump still wants to remove it, but he’s recently discovered that Republicans in Congress aren’t going to let him do it.

That’s right, Senate Republicans have said they’re not going to help repeal and replace Obamacare until after the 2020 elections.

Why McConnell And the GOP Won’t Repeal Obamacare

According to McConnell, they don’t want to move forward with legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare because the Democrats control The House. He doesn’t believe anything dealing with an entire overhaul of Obamacare will succeed with that much opposition in The House.

Instead, he thinks it would be wiser to work on bills that help keep the current costs of healthcare down. These include drug-pricing bills, bills addressing premium prices and more.

McConnell sat down with Trump and explained what’s going on.

“We had a good conversation yesterday afternoon and I pointed out to him the Senate Republicans’ view on dealing with comprehensive health care reform with a Democratic House of Representatives…I made clear to him that we were not going to be doing that in the Senate,” McConnell said he told the president. “He did say, as he later tweeted, that he accepted that and he would be developing a plan that he would take to the American people during the 2020 campaign.”

Trump’s request to have Obamacare repealed seemingly came out of nowhere as the issue wasn’t something he’d focused on much since the election.

In a tweet sent right before they had a luncheon, Trump let the Republicans know he expected them to help with healthcare reform.

How’s Trump Taking It?

While it may seem that Trump would be upset by the refusal of the Republican party to address this issue right now, Trump has accepted their resolve.

On Monday night Trump tweeted how he was aware how difficult it would be to get this done in such a short timeframe.

Especially given that one of the provisions in Obamacare (the allowance for no insurance company to refuse someone based on  pre-existing medical conditions,) is popular with most.

He tweeted “The Republicans are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare,..In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.”

The Republicans are not entirely opposed to trying to repeal Obamacare; they just want to make sure if it’s done there are riders in place that help keep some of the positive aspects of Obamacare.