- Bannon's point was: This is the
Republican platform. You're the conservative wing of the Republican
Party. But people in the room were put off by the dictatorial mindset.
- One of the members replied:
"You know, the last time someone ordered me to something, I was 18
years old. And it was my daddy. And I didn't listen to him, either."
- Started on the wrong foot:
Repeal-and-replace was always snakebit. Ryan had begun the process
before Trump's inauguration. "He boxed us in," said one person close to
the fight. "We didn't have any choice."
- Was always wobbly: Trump
relied too long on assurances from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and
HHS Secretary Tom Price that they had the process in hand. And "Ryan was
telling him it was fine, and they'd bring it together at the end."
Instead, the bottom fell out.
Inside the Trumpcare meltdown - Axios