President Trump Delayed a Trip to New York So He Could Celebrate His Obamacare Replacement Passing the House

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, a bill that, if it becomes law, will largely dismantle Obamacare. This seemingly unpopular act (in March, a poll found that only 17 percent of Americans support it) was passed with a 217-213 vote. No Democrats voted for it, and 20 Republicans voted against it.

Democrats even began to sing, "Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye," to Republicans after the vote, confident that Republicans will face harsh consequences from constituents for passing a bill that will cause millions to lose their health care.

But even though the bill still has to pass the Senate, Republicans still see the half-passed bill as a huge win. After a humiliating defeat a little over a month ago, when the party failed to get enough votes for the first version of the AHCA, Republicans think they're getting close to delivering on one of President Trump's biggest campaign promises. And they're already partying—Trump delayed going back to NYC Thursday in order to celebrate the bill's passage in the House, The Washington Post reports.

“Make no mistake, this is a repeal and a replace of the Affordable Care Act. It’s dead,” Trump said at the celebratory press conference. At one point, he turned to those behind him at the press conference and said, "Hey, I’m president! I’m president! Can you believe it?"

I don't know, can we?

Dajin Kim is a Junior Advertising major at the University of Texas at Austin who was born and raised in Plano, Texas. In addition to being a feature writer for HerCampus, she enjoys chick flicks, meeting new people, long naps, and bowling. Dajin is a dedicated Dallas Mavericks fan and her favorite artists are the Chainsmokers and Black Bear. You can find her at the trendiest coffee shops in Austin brainstorming for new ideas or studying. By writing for HerCampus, she hopes that her passion for writing will allow her to connect with new people nationwide. Her instagram is @dajinkimm and her twitter is @dajin_kim

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